Invitation for Participation to the 1st CPG FoF Benchmarking Study

Kickstarting Industry 4.0 SmarterChains has the pleasure to announce the invitation for participation in the first-ever, in-depth CPG industry analysis in digital manufacturing technologies. This is a unique opportunity for pioneers and innovators seeking ways to identify new growth opportunities by examining three key areas of their business: leadership, culture, and innovation. Through their participation in the Study, […]

The Manager’s Guide to Financing Industry 4.0 Projects

Funding Industry 4.0 projects

  The “what” of financing determines the “how” of financing There are four digital investment types: Pure business initiatives, foundational investments, trial investments, and big bets. An orchestrated Industry 4.0 transformation effort is typically a mix of all four types. The challenge is to prove that a digital investment, without proven returns, is competitive compared […]

Industry 4.0 Complexity and Uncertainty – Why Some Manufacturers Thrive Despite Them

How to navigate through uncertainty

Why do some manufacturing companies gain more value from Industry 4.0 than others? Because they regard the adoption of Industry 4.0 as an overall strategic business objective, rather than a big-budget technology, or IT project. An Objective That’s Much Bigger Than Technology Investment Treating Industry 4.0 adoption as a company-wide business objective puts central leadership […]