Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

Impact of the Digital Revolution on the Manufacturing Sector

Climate change, geopolitics, among other events, have revolutionized the supply chain in recent years. They have created the need for new tools in companies to provide solutions for maintaining optimal performance in manufacturing. We will then address the implications of what is known as Industry 4.0, and what is coming in the next few years in the secondary sector.

The fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, has changed the face of the manufacturing industry. Industries worldwide are adapting to the current trend of mechanical automation in conventional manufacturing processes, leading to the rise of smart manufacturing, one of the most researched topics these days. Network technologies such as 5G, machine-to-machine communication (M2M), software-designed networks, and process management through cloud interfaces (ERP) are some examples of technologies that are sweeping the industry with the promise of increased yields.

In recent years, it has been expected that both automation and digitization will increase productivity in the manufacturing area, but these cannot be used as general terms, as there is a wide range of technologies that fall within digitization; so it is necessary to understand the individual effects and develop appropriate strategies to integrate them into a business.

“Digitization in manufacturing refers to improving production processes, using processes that improve internal system control and involvement in the value chain. Despite these benefits, many companies struggle or hesitate to join the digitization trend, which may be due to cultural or organizational barriers or a lack of knowledge to apply it to their business model.”

Overall, digitization can bring benefits to an organization as long as it is not seen as a magical solution that will solve everything, that can be implemented without any difficulty or prior analysis, and that does not generate additional costs of any kind.

Learn more about our strategic initiatives to achieve a digital transformation designed and adapted to the operation of different business models in the industry. Alongside our strategic alliance with BlueYonder, we enhance results that mitigate risks and help companies efficiently tackle the challenges they will face in the coming years.