Shop floor management software pioneers, Forcam, have introduced an infographic to demystify Industry 4 (the Smart Factory) and visually show how it is a natural progression from previous manufacturing technology advancements.
“As with nearly all new concepts, Industry 4, introduces new terminology. This is a helpful shorthand for those of us working in the discipline, but often confuses those whom we aim to serve – manufacturers. We hope the new infographic will provide understanding of where Industry 4 is heading – at a glance,” explained Andrew Steele, managing director of Forcam UK.
With many UK specific statistics, the Infographic takes the viewer from the industrial revolution through to the full integration of production data from factory shop floor, beyond the factory gates and throughout the supply chain. The infographic titled ‘Industry 4 - The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ can be downloaded in PDF form from: http://forcam.com/en/content/case-studies-white-papers
For those wanting to delve deeper into Industry 4 and the Smart Factory, Forcam have also produced a white paper titled: ‘World Class Shop Floor Management’ which can also be downloaded from the same web page.
“While aerospace, automotive and other advanced manufacturing sectors are already embracing Industry 4, there are also significant bottom-line benefits for any business with 20 or more machines needing to optimise performance,” concluded Andrew.
Press release issued: October 16, 2014