Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index – Managing the Digital Transformation of Companies

Günther Schuh, Reiner Anderl, Jürgen Gausemeier, Michael ten Hompel, Wolfgang Wahlster: Digitally connected industrial production promises faster and more efficient processes – in development and production, services, marketing & sales and for adapting entire business models. Agility and the ability to make changes in real-time are key strategic characteristics of successful companies in Industrie 4.0. … Read more

The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business

OECD: This publication examines the opportunities and challenges, for business and government, associated with technologies bringing about the “next production revolution”. These include a variety of digital technologies (e.g. the Internet of Things and advanced robotics), industrial biotechnology, 3D printing, new materials and nanotechnology. Some of these technologies are already used in production, while others … Read more

5 ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution transformed 2017 (and 5 ways it did not)

World Economic Forum: In a fast-paced world it can be difficult to see the big changes even as they unfold in front of us. Looking back at 2017, in what ways did emerging technologies significantly impact the world in the past 12 months? We found five signposts indicating that the Fourth Industrial Revolution indeed transformed … Read more