4.0 Industry 

The concept of Industry 4.0 corresponds to the fourth industrial revolution and will prevent the loss of industrial competitiveness in Europe.


Definition of Industry 4.0:
- Digitization of the industry and its associated services
- Set of technologies and production processes that begin to shape what will be the industry of the future

The main axioms of Industry 4.0 are:
- Real-time interconnection between the different parts of a company
- Achievement of effective automation
- Massive analytical use of automated and on-line data
- Application of advanced techniques. Maximum digitization

The main objectives of Industry 4.0 are:
- Quality improvement. Zero defects
- Improved efficiency and productivity
- Personnel security
- Respect for the environment


The messages that come to us from the market involve:
• Deliveries in a very short time.
• Personalized products / services
• 100% quality, in all products, in all Clients
• Absolute traceability
• Minimum costs


The industrial consequences of these market messages are:
• Need for very high OEE's in key machines
• Short changeover times. SMED
• Advanced TPM
• Convenience in providing sensorization to the key devices of the most important machines
• Workforce dedicated to operations with low minimum Added Value
• Migration to mixed production lines* 
• Industrial processes where there is not a single bottleneck in non-business critical operations
• Do not ignore the improvement in issues adjacent to key business processes
• Without bottlenecks in our industrial process, definitively migrate to a PULL factory, where the dilemma of manufacturing batches vs. Customer batches is eradicated forever, in his favor 
• Once faced with this PULL scenario, the manufacturing orders will only come from Kanban signals that, based on what the Expedition Clients take, launch orders “upstream” without restrictions due to the size of the lots
• It is necessary to minimize the delivery times of products on request
• Zero Delays must be achieved on all order lines, on all deliveries
• All stocks must be minimal, that is, not only those of the Finished Product, but also the WIP and those of Raw Material
• The "Time-to-Market" must be extremely fast, with acceptable costs


The fusion of LEAN with Industry 4.0 has broad meeting points that will entail facing us in a better position with the market messages and important advances in:
• Functional and technical SMED
• Supply chain
• IT requirements
• Automation of operations
• Artificial vision in control
• Production control
• Win to win interaction with engineering companies
• Functional and technical SMED
• Simulations
• Facilities access
• Logistics
• Commercial reinforcement
• Etc

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