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The Five Things Chief Supply Chain Officers Need to Know About Industrie 4.0

Published: 05 February 2015

ID: G00267848

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Stephen Prentice, Simon Jacobson


Industrie 4.0 is a digitization roadmap initiated by the German government for manufacturing industries, and has long-term supply chain implications. Here are the basics every CSCO and supply chain strategist needs to know.

Table Of Contents


  • 1. What Is Industrie 4.0?
  • 2. What Is the Gartner Position on Industrie 4.0?
  • 3. What Does Industrie 4.0 Include?
  • 4. How Will Industrie 4.0 Impact Supply Chains?
  • 5. What Should CSCOs Do About Industrie 4.0?

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