IT AND IT INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF INDUSTRY 4.0 WHITE PAPER
THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING IS HERE. ARE YOU READY?
The term “Industry 4.0” refers to the fourth industrial revolution, a new phase in the organization and management of the entire value chain over a product’s full life cycle. This cycle is increasingly oriented towards individual customer requirements and extends from ideas, orders, development and manufacturing to end-customer product delivery and recycling - including all associated services. This of course is only possible at this time in history due to the power of computers and the Internet for data management and light-speed communications to all involved parties and operations.