We all agree: Industry 4.0 The future is for manufacturing. Factories are not only fully automated, work floors are increasingly becoming paperless. Moreover, technological developments such as the Internet of Things, blockchain and big data ensure that processes, users and products communicate with each other in real time. This provides better insight into the supply chain. Operators work with screens and can get to work themselves. They also have a better insight into planning, progress, lead times and stocks. The lead times have been shortened and the production capacity can increase considerably.
A paperless work floor is the next step. Production, front and back office will soon be fully digital. And together they dare to look further, because thanks to the Internet of Things it is possible to connect everything together. Not only can machines be read out, but the machines themselves give a signal when they are ready or when they need maintenance.
In this workshop, given by a representative of Fraunhofer, we look at the Industry 4.0 beyond the hype and how the 'paperless factory' fits into the current factories.
14:00 - Welcome and introduction to ICD Paperless Production project
14:05 - intro Fraunhofer IPT
14.15 - Paperless Production according to Fraunhofer as part of the Smart Industry strategy
15.00 - workshop and discussion groups
16.00 - plenary feedback and discussion
16:45 - summary of insights and conclusion.
This workshop is only accessible to employees of the ICD companies.