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Industry 4.0.: Unleashing its Future Smart Products and Services

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http://ciet.oss.unist.hr/sites/default/files/pictures/CIET%202018%20Conference%20Proceedings.pdf ..........Pp.487-497................. The drive to develop towards Industry 4.0 requires appropriate infrastructure in order to harness the full potential of its smart services in the future. Existing manufacturing infrastructure include the following: planning and technical development segments; materials and procurement process; production and manufacturing; and finally, warehousing and logistics. The latter should be transformed from the traditional labor-machine-intensive setup to one that is a completely digital. Progressively, there should be a moving towards a socio-technical-digital ecosystem in which physical virtual dimensions are increasingly intertwined for providing smart services. This emerging ecosystem should have more interactions between people, machines, and digital technologies to better serve the needs of society in generating several benefits for the both local and global economy. Industry 4.0 is interlinked with technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things; Data Sciences; Cloud Computing; Internet of Things; Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics and Artificial Intelligence; 3D Printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Data analytics. The shelf-life of modern technologies is changing rapidly to more innovative and efficient ones for embracing the unleashing of Industry 4.0 and its future smart services. Operations will depend on direct data obtained from the planning process and necessary resources for optimizing facilities to function online with an inbuilt autonomous maintenance. A critical and interesting challenge is also to study how such tools are used and inserted into the organization and its main functions. This paper is organized towards the key concepts for integrating tools and embeds to design industry 4.0 for smart services and innovations.
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