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Competitiveness of Manifacturing goes through the Digital

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  • Date 07 July 2015
  • Observatory Industry 4.0
  • Language English
  • Function Operation/Logistics Information Communication Technology
  • Sector ICT Suppliers Manufacturing
  • Theme Supply Chain
  • Contacts Matteo Castiglioni
    matteo.castiglioni@osservatori.net

Description

The fourth industrial revolution is known as Smart Manufacturing. The Italian industry is rippling with digital innovations that increase company competitiveness and efficiency: Cloud Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Additive Manufacturing, Wearable Devices and Advanced Automation. A survey of 135 applications in various fields highlighted the very tangible benefits felt by companies. But Italy needs a national programme for Smart Manufacturing. Limitations in size, culture, organisation and a reduced offer-side capacity are the main obstacles to smart manufacturing. IoT and Big Data are the most mature technologies to enter the process, Cloud computing the most versatile.

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