Institute for Information Management in Engineering

Update 4.0 for SME

  • Author:

    Dücker, Jana; Gödel, Celina; Ovtcharova, Jivka

  • Source:

    ZWF Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb 

  • Date: September 2016
  • Update 4.0 for SEM

    A concept of Industry 4.0 potential analysis with focus on mid-sized companies

    Regarding shortened innovation cycles as well as the increasing complexity of products an identification of potentials concerning the realization of Industry 4.0 is inevitable for German mid-sized companies in the long-term to guarantee its international competiveness.

    Based on the results of a qualitative expert survey, the Update 4.0 Concept aims at the identification of potentials of Industry 4.0 concerning internal and external characteristics of a mid-sized company with focus on production.