This, of course, is a huge figure. One that perhaps may seem daunting to manufacturers, wondering what possible efficiency gains can be magically plucked from thin air in their facilities to make such a huge impact. We seem to be reaching peak hype with Industry 4.0 (4IR), and it’s getting difficult to draw the line at what’s actually going to make a difference for the majority working in the industry, and what’s utopian nonsense unless you’re willing to invest millions of dollars updating legacy tech and disrupt production for an entire year while you set it up. The bar, it seems, has been set impossibly high for most in British manufacturing.
We believe Industry 4.0 is for everyone, and manufacturers should be inspired, not discouraged by the hype and the trailblazers like Tesla and Siemens. The good news is there are ways to get started that don’t involve major disruption or deep pockets and can bring significant efficiency gains to the factory floor.
We’ve got together with Manufacture 2030 & the 2degrees network to put on a webinar on the 3rd of October as part of a sneak peak of the M2030 Energy Hub. The webinar, Don’t Believe the Hype. Getting Started with Industry 4.0, will be delivered by our very own Commercial Manager Kirsty McIntosh, who hopes to dispel some of the hype and hysteria and highlight the realities of Industry 4.0. By doing so, this webinar will help you:
- Understand the meanings and implications of top-scoring buzzword terms of recent years such as Big Data, Machine Learning and IoT
- Guide you through a simple case study that demonstrates just how achievable putting 4IR principles into place can be.
- Think differently and inspire you to get started on your own Industry 4.0 path.
I believe this to be an important message for British manufacturing. There seems to be no denying that implementing IIoT strategies would be extremely beneficial for manufacturers, but many struggle with the divide that exists between IT and OT (operational technology) and the conflicting interests of these two sides to the argument. Closing this divide is essential for organisations looking for success with Industry 4.0. Hopefully, this webinar will provide you with the information you need to get started on making waves with Industry 4.0 and get others in your organisation on board with this exciting opportunity.
If you cannot attend this webinar but would like to hear more about bringing in Industry 4.0 principles to your organisation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Jordan Maciver on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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