The Fourth Industrial Revolution is conquering every industry, especially in manufacturing
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is conquering every industry, especially in manufacturing.
Usually called Industry 4.0, with definitions directly related to automation industry. It has and will continue creating multiple challenges for manufacturers globally
Industry 4.0 usually reminds us of technology breakthroughs, was predicted not only having a great impact on every nation, every government, every organization, and every person globally, but also changing the living, working, and manufacturing norms.
Industry 4.0 is the latest smart automatize and data interchange in manufacturer technology. Industry 4.0 includes physical network, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. Industry 4.0 creates a great opportunity for smart factory, also called as “digital factory”.
Amongst these factories, the cyber-physical system monitors the physical process to duplicate a virtual copy. With IoT, these cyber-physical monitors interact with each other’s and human in real life; and with IoT, end users can participate in the value chain by using these services, etc.
These terms simply describe an ecosystem where machines and devices being able to improve processes through automation and optimization.
These benefits are not only for manufacturing products but also can be expanded for strategic planning, supply chain or even product development. This is a place where the ability to connect human, machines, or anything through Internet, shorten the distance between the virtual world and the real one, empower the humankind to make agile decisions.
The eye of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the smart factories. In fact, most of the Vietnamese organizations are not prepared and equipped for the revolution that destined to “flip the whole manufacture industry globally”.
Manufacturers are searching for the latest technical solutions in Industry 4.0 with the purpose of monitoring and creating their own smart factory. This is the factory where Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems cooperate to improve productivity, safety, and efficiency
Thanks to the development of Industry 4.0, brought in Digital Collaboration Platform, help optimize and integrate all existing systems from different digital solutions suppliers, not only it does not replace but also maintains and does not affect the daily production activities of the business
The two main factors: technology and human in Industry 4.0 did have some great impact on supporting organizations in the journey of building the smart factories.
Digital transformation is the core factor of Industry 4.0, the cyber-physical system where physical machines are enabled to communicate directly to each other through digital network is going to be the mainstay of smart factories.
There are some latest technological trends are used to define Industry 4.0 includes: cyber-physical systems, IoT, Big Data, Advanced Sensor Technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive and so much more.
In this modern world, there are a few companies can adapt and practice these trends as well having the mentioned technologies of their own. Therefore, in order to survive in this agile era and to follow these trends, manufacturers need to cautiously consider between multiple different open technology platforms and flexibly help their organizations to implement those technologies without any difficulties and with the highest effectiveness.
Industry 4.0 requires the brand-new norms when it comes to manufacturing; as a result, the necessity to adjust the role, knowledge, and skills of human resources in these smart factories becomes essential.
When these smart factories are step-by-step emerging, people need to take on a more complex responsibility. In the process of automatization, machines will do the boring, repetitive tasks, or those dangerous jobs that could never find enough human resources.
Then, human would turn from “manual labor worker” to “monitor and decision maker” using the collected data from machines, being able to solve any problems timely, without interrupting the manufacturing chain.
There are researches prove that technology could not replace human. The more modern technologies are being used in factories, the more necessary indirect occupations will appear. In return, there will be new suppliers in the new technology industry, encourage the smart factory to be more innovative externally.
At the end, investing in a smart factory and human resources with necessary skills will be beneficial, as it creates a safe and trustworthy factory.
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