Smart Factory - Smart Manufacturing in the Digital Factory
The fourth industrial revolution with the concept of Industry 4.0 is characterized by a comprehensive digital interconnectedness of people, machines, resources and products. One of the core elements is the Smart Factory. The digitization of production in the Smart Factory presents great challenges for companies. They need to integrate new digital solutions into running production systems and involve employees in the transformation process. This is not only about the fusion of IT and production technology, but ulti-mately about a fundamental change in the entire corporate culture and structure. Because, in the fu-ture, people, machines and products will permanently communicate with each other along the entire value chain.