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Industry 4.0: The importance of an overarching digitalization strategy
Oliver Knapp and Marc Bayer
Roland Berger

From individual solutions to an integrated concept: How companies can implement the digital factory

 

When the term “Industry 4.0” was first mentioned in the early 2010s, a veritable hype ensued around concepts such as Big Data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). Ten years later, Roland Berger's new study, "NextGen production", shows that German medium-sized companies still have a long way to go to achieve a fully digitalized factory. However, we are now on the verge of a factory revolution.

 

Many digital production use cases involving mid-sized German companies are tailored to individual tasks – they rarely follow a holistic, strategic approach. Moreover, around two out of three digitalization projects are only in the planning phase. This is the finding of the study "NextGen production: How to build a successful digital factory&qu ...  >>

Models and algorithms for integrated production and distribution problems.
Article published in Computers & Industrial Engineering 154 (2021)   Authors Vincenzo Bo (a), Marco Bortolini (b), Enrico Malaguti (c), Michele Monaci (c), Cristina Mora (b), Paolo Paronuzzi (c). (a) Plannet S.r.l., Via Pier Carlo Cadoppi 4/6, I-42124 Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy (b) DIN  >>

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Last update 10 Sep 2021
Rising supply chain constraints lead to slower production growth and rising input prices in August
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VERGANI: Seasonal demand and supply chain planning for the confectionery industry

Secondo Vergani S.p.a. is a leading company in the confectionery business for the production of nougat, chocolate, marron glacés and mustard. The manufacturing process of the company, in the historical plant in...

Models and algorithms for integrated production and distribution problems.

Article published in Computers & Industrial Engineering 154 (2021)   Authors Vincenzo Bo (a), Marco Bortolini (b), Enrico Malaguti (c), Michele Monaci (c), Cristina Mora (b), Paolo Paronuzzi (c). ...


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