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Industry 4.0 is the significant transformation in how goods are produced and delivered – moving toward industrial automation and the flexible factory. To stay competitive, factories and warehouses must leverage the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and digitalization to become more agile and efficient.

While industries have automated many processes, secure wireless connectivity empowers factory automation, making industrial automation possible on a much larger scale. By creating a digital foundation, industrial automation will increase productivity and performance.

Huge gains await industries that cut the cord and go wireless. Wireless cellular connectivity supports the business outcomes that the industry expects from Industry 4.0.

For instance, manufacturing enables flexible production by allowing smart factories to rapidly change production lines to shorten lead times.

Industries are under constant pressure – to improve product quality, boost factory efficiency, stay competitive, enhance safety, security and sustainability, and remain profitable.

Enable Smart Manufacturing

The transition to Industry 4.0 will depend on the successful adoption of many new technologies. To accelerate smart manufacturing, digital twins of machines and operations will be a necessity, as well factory automation and real-time control of equipment and tasks.

For instance, Ericsson’s factory in Tallinn has demonstrated that with augmented reality troubleshooting, the average fault detection time reduction combined with better ergonomics and faster information sharing can boost productivity by up to 50%.

Industry 4.0 will help make intelligent machines smarter, factories more efficient, processes less wasteful, and production lines more flexible. And productivity higher.

Built on the foundation of intellectual, secure, wireless connectivity, there are opportunities to extend machine life through predictive maintenance. Support rapid material handling, and monitor every detail of the shop floor. And leverage collaborative robots simultaneously with mobile communication. It will help factories realize their goal of becoming fully automated factories.

Wireless Cellular Solutions For Factories through Industry 4.0

Enterprises implementing Industry 4.0 need fast, reliable, secure wireless connectivity solutions. Ericsson’s wireless connectivity solutions, purpose-built for industrial environments, provide safe, reliable coverage, high device density, and predictable latency. And complete visibility of machines, processes and data.

Ericsson offers global connectivity and device management through the IoT Accelerator and private networks for industries.

Benefits of Adopting an Industry 4.0 Model

Industry 4.0 spans the entire product life cycle and supply chain— design, sales, inventory, scheduling, quality, engineering, and customer and field service. Everyone shares informed, up-to-date, relevant views of production and business processes—and much richer and more timely analytics.

Here is a quick, non-exhaustive list of some of the benefits of adopting an Industry 4.0 model for your business:

As companies like Amazon continue to optimize logistics and supply chain management, you need to invest in technology and solutions that help you improve and optimize your operation. To stay competitive. You have to have the systems and processes in place to provide the same level of service (or better) to your customers and clients that they could be getting from a company like Amazon.

It makes you more attractive to the younger workforce. Companies that invest in the modern, innovative application of Industry 4.0 technologies are better positioned to attract and retain new workers.

Companies that invest in Industry 4.0 solutions can increase efficiency, boost collaboration between departments, and enable predictive and prescriptive analytics.

And allow people, including operators and managers. And executives leverage real-time data and intelligence to make better decisions while managing their day-to-day responsibilities.

It allows you to trim costs, boost profits, and fuel growth. Industry 4.0 technology helps you manage and optimize all aspects of your manufacturing processes and supply chain. It gives you access to the real-time data and insights you need to make brighter. Faster decisions about your business can ultimately boost the efficiency and profitability of your entire operation.

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