A recent report – Whatever happened to ‘Industry 4.0’? – released by management consultants Roland Berger explores how automotive companies are leading the way in digital manufacturing and the implementation of Industry 4.0. They identify 5 specific use cases of Industry 4.0 that the automotive sector has prioritised: Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance; automated quality inspection; real-time machine parameter optimization; autonomous material handling in intralogistics; and tracking of transports along the supply chain.
The study looks at the importance of organisational set-ups and operating models; and IT/OT architectures in managing implementation challenges – and considers what other industries can learn from automotive’s approach.
You can read the executive summary and download the full report from the Roland Berger website here: