What is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. Industry 4.0, also sometimes referred to as IIoT or smart manufacturing, marries physical production and operations with smart digital technology, machine learning, and big data to create a more holistic and better connected ecosystem for companies that focus on manufacturing and supply chain management. While every company and organization operating today is different, they all face a common challenge—the need for connectedness and access to real-time insights across processes, partners, products, and people.

That’s where Industry 4.0 comes into play.

Industry 4.0 isn’t just about investing in new technology and tools to improve manufacturing efficiency—it’s about revolutionizing the way your entire business operates and grows. This resource will provide you with an in-depth overview on the topic of Industry 4.0 and IIoT, including information on the following:

  • The Evolution of Industry from 1.0 to 4.0
  • Basic IIoT Concepts and Glossary of Terms
  • Smart Manufacturing Use Cases
  • Whom is Industry 4.0 For?
  • Benefits of Adopting an Industry 4.0 Model
  • Challenges to Consider and Overcome
  • How Epicor Can Help Your Business