In the age of 4IR, manufacturing has become a very exciting place. Ai, Edge Computing, the iIoT, Cyber-Physical Systems and automation are combining to create the “smart factories” of the future. So here is our first ‘bite sized’ guide to the jargon and developments shaping this new world, as we explain just what 4IR means!
According to Forbes we are about to enter Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution “in which computers and automation will come together in an entirely new way, with robotics connected remotely to computer systems equipped with machine learning algorithms”. Meanwhile EEF, the manufacturers organisation believes “the benefits of 4IR technology adoption for manufacturing will be widespread, with smarter supply chains, smarter production and smarter products. Manufacturers will need to keep pace with the change and it will fundamentally change their customers’ expectations”.
At Goodfish, we are assessing new electronic quality management systems and remote machine monitoring, to automate and streamline our business. By adopting 4IR technologies to enable connectivity, flexibility and agility we will be able to significantly increase productivity.