Industry 4.0. Making tomorrow
Industry 4. 0
¿What's behind this trend?
Concepts such as Digitalization of the company, Industrial IoT, Smart manufacturing or Connected Enterprise, are terms that are also commonly used to refer to industry 4. 0, and this covers the digital transformation of machinery, production processes and in general the entire productive economy.
In order to be able to explain what industry 4. 0 is, we have to take a look at several of the technological advances that have matured in the last 10 years: the advance of the Internet, the evolution and the lowering of sensors that together with new capacities of communication networks of different types give way to the Internet of things(and of the Internet of Industrial things) and in this way to have data that when contextualized in the productive processes, gives us real information of things that before we only “thought”; to know how they worked.
The exponential increase in the use of smart phones, mobile applications, augmented reality and software to integrate data from various sources such as systems that manage the company (ERP), customer data management systems (CRM), manufacturing execution systems(MES) and sales results on a single platform, all this implementing adequate and controlled security, are technologies that are now directly modifying manufacturing processes, as well as the human resources involved in these processes.
Our main goal in implementing industry4. 0 solutions are to improve production efficiency, create a new and differentiated customer experience, and create new market niches by transforming business models to digital.