Just as steam power fuelled the first industrial revolution, electricity the second and computers the third, the Internet of Things will drive and enable the fourth: Industry 4.0. Built off a tangent of computers, Industry 4.0 is an often used term, colloquially known as buzzwords. But what does Industry 4.0 really mean?
Global manufacturing is undergoing its fourth major reinvention cycle. Industry 4.0 has ushered in a wholesale transformation of manufacturing, driven by smart factories and new technologies to manage supply chains, systematise decision-making, and reengineer physical processes in real time. To put it bluntly, Industry 4.0 represents the digital transformation of manufacturing/production and related industries and value creation processes.
While many organizations might still be in denial about how Industry 4.0 could impact their business or struggling to find the talent or knowledge to know how to best adopt it for their unique use cases, several others are implementing changes today and preparing for a future where smart machines improve their business.
One such company doing this is Syspro. Established in 1978, SYSPRO is an industry-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors.
SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, and a commitment to both customer and partner success. With 40 years of solving manufacturing and distribution business challenges is built into our flexible ERP software and proven services.
Since connected machines collect a tremendous volume of data that can inform maintenance, performance and other issues, SYSPRO’s integrated systems are able to analyse that data to identify patterns and insights that would be impossible for a human to do in a reasonable timeframe, Industry 4.0, in collaboration with fantastic solutions from SYSPRO offer the opportunity for manufacturers to optimise their operations quickly and efficiently by knowing what needs attention.
How else can Industry 4.0 in Kenya play a role in the ecosystem? By optimising logistics and supply chains? Or by harnessing the power of IoT and Cloud? These are all discussion points that will be drilled into on the upcoming CIO Africa Industry 4.0 forum. With a range of brilliant speakers and hard hitting topics, the arrival of Industry 4.0 is well underway.
Register for the virtual event here.