The advancement in technology has brought people, businesses, countries and the overall global market place closer than ever before and this trend with no doubt will continue to accelerate over time. This phenomenon involves the real-time networking of products, processes and infrastructure. Industry 4.0 will have profound global impacts on manufacturing processes, business models, technologies, the workplace and people’s everyday lives.
Industry 4.0 comes with challenges. Today, manufacturers deal with huge quantities of information, both structured and unstructured, which reside in databases that are not always properly connected. To create business value and meet customer expectations in terms of innovation, personalisation and speed to market, it is necessary to connect these silos and enable a single, unbroken collection of data that is woven throughout the supply chain.
Supply, manufacturing, maintenance, delivery and customer service are all connected via the Internet. Smart machines, warehousing systems and production resources are capable of independently exchanging information, triggering actions and autonomously controlling each other. This makes it possible to achieve a fundamental improvement in industrial processes: rigid value chains are being transformed into highly flexible value networks.
Key Topics :
- Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
- Artificial Intelligence
- Autonomous Robots
- Augmented Reality
- Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
- Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
- Digital Clone or Simulation
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
- Manufacturing IOT
- Plant Cyber security
- Smart Solutions – Wearable Sensors and Smart Glasses
- System Integration
- Small Batch Manufacturing
- Visual Analytics
- Virtual Reality
- 3D Printing
Prof. MPS Chawla, Senior Member of IEEE, Professor-Incharge (head), Library, Associate Professor in Electrical Engg, G.S. Inst. of Tech. & Science, Indore (MP), India