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 […]

Reflections on IoT Connected Products

Reflections on IoT Connected Products

  “If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!” – Brendan O’Brien Traditionally, manufacturing initiatives are measured by hard ROI – increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Nowadays, ROI can be so much more than cost-savings. The Internet of Things […]