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  • The 5 Factors of Industry 4.0
    New technologies, spanning mobile computing to cloud computing, have undergone vast development in the last decade and are now ready to be used as commercially available, interconnected systems within manufacturing – this is Industry 4.0. It holds the key to accessing real-time results and data that will catapult the industry into new levels of lean achievements.
  • Industrie 4.0 in the Chemical Industry

    At the OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference held last October in Berlin, Germany, Felix Hanisch of Covestro, gave a keynote on the meaning of Industrie 4.0 for the chemicals industry from Covestro’s perspective.  Covestro, a specialty polymers company, was carved out from Bayer in 2015.  Dr. Hanisch discussed what cloud, Big Data, and Industrie 4.0 mean for the process industry.  The company aims to make the world “a brighter place," with smart ideas and smart products.  Dr.

  • Criteria for Industrie 4.0 Products
    Last year, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI), published a guideline for general and manufacturer-independent criteria for Industrie 4.0 products.
  • Business 4.0 with Industrial IoT
    A recent analyst event given by Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS evolved Industry 4.0 into a broader Business 4.0 theme.It included many of the technologies underpinning Industry 4.0, and extended this beyond the manufacturing portion of an industrial enterprise
  • China's version of Industry 4.0
    My colleague in Shanghai, David Cao, recently wrote a brief report about China's plans to accelerate the new "Made in China 2025" strategy.   Some observers are calling it the "Chinese version of Industry 4.0."
  • RFID Enables Industrie 4.0
    For a number of years, ARC conducts research in the area of RFID. First studies were published in the early 2000s. The technology itself is significantly older, it has been around for decades. At the turn of the millennium, the technology gained greater interest in the industry for use in product tracking.
  • Industrie 4.0 in the Chemical Industry - Covestro's View
    A few month ago, Felix Hanisch, Head of Global Process Control at  Covestro, spoke about the meaning of Industrie 4.0 for the chemicals industry from Covestro’s perspective.  Covestro, a specialty polymers company, was carved out from Bayer in 2015 and aims to make the world “
  • Who uses Industrie 4.0 in Germany?
    BITKOM, the federal association of the German ICT industry has presented the results of a survey regarding the application of Industrie 4.0. From each of four core industries – automotive, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering- 100 participants were chosen from companies with at least 100 employees. BITKOM represents the interest of over 2,200 businesses, 1,400 of whom are direct members. They include nearly all global players as well as 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises and numerous start-ups.
  • Unleashing the Potential of Industry 4.0 in Emerging Markets
    ARC Advisory Group held the company's sixteenth India Forum for the process and discrete industries, from July 5-6, 2018 in Bangalore, India. This year’s ARC India Forum, Digitizing and Securing Industry, Infrastructure, and Cities, attracted over 250 delegates. The Forum session topics covered industry and infrastructure moving towards digitization; automation trends, cybersecurity; smart technologies and smart cities; and several end user experiences. At the event, Ankur Goyal, Head – Strategic Business Development (Industry 4.0), Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, presented an end user presentation entitled, “Unleashing the Potential of Industry 4.0.”
  • Siemens is Enabling SMEs to Participate in Industrie 4.0
    Many of the technologies we are now talking about in the context of Industrie 4.0 have long been available for OEMs and end users. Especially in the area of automation hardware, it "simply" refers to openness, network capability, the ability to collect and analyze data, as well as distributed computing power. All things that are well known.
  • Automation 2017 - Communication Technology and Industrie 4.0

    “Lions only kill when they are hungry”.  This is how Thomas Tauchnitz of Sanofi and member of the NAMUR board of management described the reluctance of end user companies to implement new technologies during the closing podium discussion of the Automation 2017 event in Baden-Baden, Germany.  Consequently, those companies do not feel the need to adopt new technologies or even support their development but several panel members remarked that companies might suddenly be forced to change their minds.

  • Industrie 4.0 Gains Surprising Traction in China

    Summary
    ARC Advisory Group attended Siemens Industry 2014 China Forum, held this summer in Beijing. During the event, Feng Fei, Director of Industry Policy Division under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT); Prof. Russwurm, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, and CEO of Siemens Industry; Mr. Herrmann, CEO of Siemens Ltd., China; and other senior executives from Siemens China participated and delivered speeches.

  • Lighthouse Factories Lead the Way to Industry 4.0

    The World Economic Forum’s 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which took place last week in Dalian, China, saw a further 10 factories joining the existing 16 in the Lighthouse Network, a WEF initiative launched in 2018 together with McKinsey to identify and showcase those manufacturers at the forefront of implementing technologies enabling the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

  • Bosch’s Journey to Industrie 4.0
  • Plattform Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet Consortium Deepen Collaboration
    The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), now incorporating OpenFog, and Plattform Industrie 4.0 announced that they have deepened their relationship.  The two organizations work together to drive global interoperability and advance the IIoT.
  • Why the Dynamic Food & Beverage Industry Needs Industry 4.0
    While many of the product categories in the food & beverage industry might appear to be mature and stable, this is certainly not the case.  Take milk for example. 
  • Market Dynamics Behind Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things

    Executive Overview
    In 2013, the Fraunhofer Institut and the German federal government, with the support of a large number of suppliers, introduced the term "Industrie 4.0" to describe the next industrial revolution. In parallel, a number of industry consortiums were developing the concepts and models that comprise what ARC Advisory Group now refers to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

  • Industrial IoT/Industry 4.0 Viewpoints

    Featured here are original and timely articles from ARC analysts and guest writers on topics such as Digitization, New Business Models, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, and Smart Manufacturing.  We dive into technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine learning, asset performance management, device connectivity, IIoT architecture, cybersecurity, augmented reality, and more related to digitization and transformation of industries, infrastructure, and cities.  Our goal is to provide readers with clear and concise analyses, opinions, and discussion of these trends, techn

  • Industrial IoT/Industrie 4.0 Concept

    ARC's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concept can help you understand and incorporate the latest IoT-related developments and best practices into your company's asset and product lifecycle management strategy.

  • Digital Twins Define Oil & Gas 4.0
    According to the US Department of Energy, pumping systems account for almost 20 percent of the world’s energy consumed by electric motors and approximately 25 to 50 percent of the total electric energy usage in certain industrial facilities. Among other applications, pumps move crude oil through vast pipeline networks, which in turn play an indispensable role in transporting hydrocarbons to key markets. Suppliers are already developing solutions such as digital twins that can leverage data analytics to optimize the performance of pump stations for crude oil and other pipelines.
  • Manufacturers must Adopt Industry 4.0 to Gain Competitive Advantage

    Manufacturers are in a race against time to gain competitive advantage from Industry 4.0 investment, before the “tipping point” of majority adoption. Future-focused manufacturers are increasingly turning to Finance 4.0 solutions, which are providing practical methods of helping companies to urgently invest in Industry 4.0 and gain early mover advantage.

  • Smart Manufacturing, 3D Printing & Industry 4.0 Forum

    With the theme of Embracing Transformation: Smart Factories of the Future, the inaugural Smart Manufacturing, 3D Printing & Industry 4.0 Forum taps into the expertise of manufacturing professionals and digital innovators with local and global case studies and proven solutions.