6 Key Factors to Consider When Planning an Industry 4.0 Roadmap

6 Key Factors to Consider When Planning an Industry 4.0 Roadmap

When a layman hears the term smart factory, they may picture a shiny new manufacturing building with end-to-end, “latest and greatest” connected technology. While it’s great to envision the best and brightest, tearing down an existing plant and rebuilding it into a state-of-the-art facility is both unrealistic and unnecessary. With strategic planning and a steady/calculated approach, a plant can see the many benefits industry 4.0 has to offer. We all know the story of the Tortoise and the Hare: while the hare was sleek and fast, in the end, it was the tortoise’s slow and steady pace that won the race.