Embracing Industry 4.0 - Guidelines for Managers

1Samsudeen Sabraz Nawaz

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Abstract:

The Industry 4.0 or Fourth Industrial Revolution (used interchangeably in this context)as it has been more broadly known, can potentially change the way modern organizations design, manufacture, deliver and service their products. However, due to the lack of a universal framework for the application of Industry 4.0, businesses find it challenging to become a part of the revolution. Managers primarily encounter difficulties in planning the implementation without any proper guidelines. Hence, article aims to find answer to the question “What factors managers should consider when they apply fourth industrial revolution?”Towards that end, this research carries out a literature review to obtain primary data from academic articles on the implementation / application of Industry 4.0 / fourth industrial revolution. This study eventually came out with Ten factors that should be considered by managers in the application of Industry 4.0 apart from delineating several limitations as well as issues. Implications wise, this study would facilitate practitioners and managers properly.

Keywords:

Fourth Industrial Revolution, modern organizations design, manufacture, deliver and service their products

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 2
Pages1436-1442