Industry 4.0 - unlocking the potential of digital manufacturing

Industry 4.0 - the automation of manufacturing using smart technology - brings many business benefits. Manufacturers could benefit from energy savings, reduced downtime, increased productivity and reduced costs.

However, many struggle to see a quick enough return on investment because they can’t scale at pace or their infrastructure isn’t up to the job. You need to be able to identify security threats, future-proof your infrastructure and integrate different technologies – on a global scale. We can help you overcome the barriers to scaling and reap the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Successfully deploying Industry 4.0 means global manufacturers can significantly reduce their costs and downtime, while at the same time increasing their productivity. This new paper by IDC explores how to address digital manufacturing challenges and successfully deploy Industry 4.0 to optimise your factory operations.

A complex world of interconnected devices is creating new challenges and opportunities for the manufacturing sector. But as Information Technology (IT) and Operational IT (OT) converge, several obstacles become apparent.

Download our whitepaper to find out how to address these challenges and drill into more detail on:

  • considerations for a future-proof network
  • best practice in cyber security
  • establishing a zero-touch orchestration approach.

Industry 4.0: Breaking the barriers to scaling webinar

Together with our partner, Cisco, we recently held a webinar to explore how to overcome the barriers to scaling and relay what is needed to successfully deliver digital manufacturing solutions across operations.

As coronavirus introduces new factors into the business equation and accelerates others, manufacturers are looking to 5G to support its journey to Industry 4.0. What role can 5G play in helping the manufacturing sector to enhance existing Industry 4.0 deployments? Andy Rowland, our head of digital manufacturing, explores the role of 5G in helping the manufacturing sector to enhance existing Industry 4.0 deployments and looks at potential use cases and the impact of coronavirus in his latest blog post.

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Shifting gear: The drive to accelerate digital manufacturing

The benefits of Industry 4.0 are well known: optimised logistics and process improvements are just the beginning. So why has uptake been comparatively slow?

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How manufacturers can avoid downtime in an IoT world

The networks used by many manufacturers are ageing, slow, and prone to failure. In our blog with Cisco, we explain why and how manufacturers should bring their networks up to date.

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Sometimes it’s the people, not the technology, that’s holding back Industry 4.0

A teaming approach is crucial to overcoming barriers to scaling digital manufacturing. Our expert explores how co-creation delivers high success rates and flags up the common pitfalls.

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