Information technology was applied with significant effect in business processes and during that phase of progress Business Process Reengineering (BPR) emerged as an important method. In manufacturing CNC, CAD-CAM, and CIM appeared. But the current development Internet of Things (IoT) seems to having a major impact on the manufacturing systems. It is getting the description of Industrial Revolution 4.0.
In Industrial engineering also, we can see IE 1.0 - Science of Man - Machine Systems (From Taylor to Taiichi Ohno), IE 2.0 - Low Inventory Manufacturing (Taiichi Ohno, Shigeo Shingo to Womack et al.) and IE 3.0 - Imaginative Use of New Technology by Understanding the Power of the Technology First (Michael Hammer, Thomas Davenport to current days).
Will IE 4.0 be driven by innovations by Industrial Engineers in the age of Digital Transformation of Manufacturing Processes?
Presently number of papers are being published by leading consultants to make digital transformation a big movement. Their references are being collection in this post
By 2018, 60 percent of the large manufacturers will bring in new revenue from information based products and services.
By 2020, manufacturers will claim 20% more after market revenue by offering more services through information (IoT) based support.
The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital AgeBy David Rogers
DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR INTERNAL POLICIES
POLICY DEPARTMENT A: ECONOMIC AND SCIENTIFIC
This study, prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the ITRE
committee, analyses the Industry 4.0 Initiative which encompasses the
digitalisation of production processes based on devices autonomously
communicating with each other along the value chain. It considers the potential of
the initiative and business paradigm changes and impacts of this transformation.
The study assesses the rationale for public intervention and outlines measures
that could be adopted to increase the gains and limit the threats from Industry
EXAMPLES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONGood number of examples (21) with source indicated for more information
Digital Futures, Digital Transformation - From Lean Production to Acceluction
Authors: Bounfour, Ahmed
Copyright - 2016, Publisher: Springer International Publishing
This book provides an integrated overview of key trends in digital transformation, taking into consideration five interrelated dimensions: strategy and business models, society, organization, technology and regulation. As such, it provides a framework for the analysis of digital business transformation and its emerging factors, analyzing twenty-five key trends in terms of their future impact. On that basis, the book then delineates a new approach centered on the mutually accelerating links between multiple value creation spaces. It proposes a new mode of production – accelerated production of links (acceluction) – and analyzes it with respect to the still-dominant concept of lean production. Based on the results of the international CIGREF research program ISD, the book presents a valuable perspective of the expected impact of the abundance of networks and data as critical resources for enterprises beyond 2020.
Digital Transformation of the Firm: New Strategies, New StructuresJan 2016
Boosting Visibility, Agility and Profits with Digital ManufacturingDigital Transformation: What It Means to Manufacturers
Cisco white Paperhttp://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/solutions/collateral/industry-solutions/C11-735848.pdf
UNLOCK CAPITAL AND TRANSFORM BUSINESS MODELS
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR MANUFACTURING
CSC - Computer Sciences Corporationhttp://assets1.csc.com/manufacturing/downloads/Digital_Transformation_Solution.pdf
Industry 4.0Challenges and Solutions for the Digital Transformation and the Use of Exponential Technologies
DeloitteSurvey of more than 50 companies in Switzerland
How to Become a Digital Leader
Arthur D Little67 Pages Report
Mercedes-Benz as pioneer of the digital transformation: From Car Manufacturer to Networked Mobility Service Provider
Daimler AG Media ReleaseDetailed the initiatives at various stages in the manufacturing system and product
SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 by Lars Fæste, Thomas Gumsheimer, and Matthias Scherer
How Five Companies Launched Digital Transformations
Man and Machine in Industry 4.0How Will Technology Transform the Industrial Workforce Through 2025?
BCGSEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Manufacturing’s next actBy Cornelius Baur and Dominik Wee
Industry 4.0 is more than just a flashy catchphrase. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.
We define Industry 4.0 as the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector, driven by four disruptions:
- the astonishing rise in data volumes, computational power, and connectivity, especially new low-power wide-area networks;
- the emergence of analytics and business-intelligence capabilities;
- new forms of human-machine interaction such as touch interfaces and augmented-reality systems; and
- improvements in transferring digital instructions to the physical world, such as advanced robotics and 3-D printing.
Industry 4.0: It's all about information technology this time
The so-called Industry 4.0 concept now being embraced in Europe predicts the Internet of Things will change manufacturing as we know it.
Industry 4.0: The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries
BCGThe Nine Pillars of Technological Advancement
Big Data and Analytics
Horizontal and Vertical System Integration
The Industrial Internet of Things
Revamping Your Business Through Digital Transformation
MIT Sloan Management Review, Magazine: Spring 2015, Research Highlight February 18, 2015 Reading Time: 11 min
George Westerman and Didier Bonnet
First iOS Apps from Apple-IBM venture
January 5th, 2015
Updated 12 March 2017, 18 April 2016.