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Jump-Start Your Industrie 4.0 Initiative Now: Part 1 — Lessons Learned From Five Early Adopters in Digital Manufacturing

Published: 16 June 2016

ID: G00301279

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson , Christian Titze

Summary

The vision for Industrie 4.0 is becoming reality. Companies are taking action in the midst of initiatives to digitalize factories and value chains, and generating new business models. We present supply chain strategists use cases of companies initially focusing on digitalization of manufacturing.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Taking a Segmented Approach to Optimize Output
  • Transforming to a Digital Ecosystem
  • Creating New Fulfillment Models by Insourcing Manufacturing
  • Incubating Innovation at a Lead Plant Prior to Scaling Across the Manufacturing Network
  • Creating an "iCommunity" Along Six Cross-Functional Components

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