The idea of networking virtually anything and anyone is fascinating. Bechtle’s Special Release reveals the highly diverse aspects of digitally networked production. It also lays out the opportunities this presents for German industry.
The scientific advisory board to Germany’s Plattform Industrie 4.0 presents 17 statements clearly conveying the tangible benefits of Industry 4.0. These statements, or theses, as they are called, also serve as criteria against which to measure the claims of companies purporting to contribute to the digitisation of manufacturing. They describe the goals of Industry 4.0 and counteract any dilution of the term by clearly delineating what it means.
(German and English)
Plattform Industrie 4.0 is a joint effort amongst representatives from the political, economic, scientific and labour communities. Together they are working to shape Germany’s fourth industrial revolution.
The project group studying market segmentation set out to establish an empirical basis upon which to assess the current status and outlook of Industry 4.0. It published its results in this report.
Bechtle update editorial team
Published on Oct 7, 2016.