When was the CoE:IT for I4.0 established?
National Productivity Council had submitted a proposal to Asian Productivity Organization (APO) for establishment of “Centre of Excellence on IT for Industry 4.0(CoE: IT for I4.0)”, to develop a comprehensive plan to establish a Smart Manufacturing ecosystem in India. NPC’s proposal was approved in the 59th Session of APO Governing Body Meeting in Tehran held from in April, 2017. Subsequently, the CoE: IT for I4.0 was formally inaugurated on 6th June, 2017 as part of the three days National Workshop on “Industry 4.0 and Development of Roadmap for CoE: IT for I4.0” during 6th-8th June, 2017 in NPC premises.
What is the major scope of CoE:IT for I4.0 established?
The major scope of CoE:IT for I4.0 is:
To function as a knowledge center for the MSMEs, start-ups etc regarding concepts of information technology and its application
- To disseminate this knowledge through workshops, lectures, training programmes and portal
- To coordinate with APO for experts to disseminate knowledge regarding practical applicability of industry 4.0 in other countries
- To facilitate display of latest technology / demonstration projects for helping the MSMEs, start-ups etc.
- To facilitate establishment of CoEs in other non- APO countries
What is the Purpose, Vision, Mission, and major Strategies of CoE:IT for I4.0?
Bring paradigm shift in manufacturing strategies
To be knowledge centre in India and provide support to Asia Pacific on I4.0; showcasing the success stories of digital transformation for improving manufacturing competitiveness
Help in transforming manufacturing processes of MSMEs through the use of I4.0 technologies
- Create Awareness & Develop knowledge base on I4.0
- Showcase connected industries using I4.0 technologies
- Disseminate knowledge to various stakeholders
Strategies for Implementation
Strategy I-Need Assessment & Capacity Building
Strategy II-Create and showcase cyber-physical manufacturing system
Strategy III-Develop framework for standardization, security and skill requirement
Strategy IV-Co-create Multiplier Effect & provide facilitator role to APO Member Countries (MCs)
Who are the Stakeholders of CoE:IT for I4.0?
- Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
- Research and Academia
- Policy Makers
- Solution Providers
How can i get associated with CoE:IT for I4.0?
Kindly fill the form given at the _________Section and we will get in touch with you for further discussions.
Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution is emerging globally as a powerful force. It is characterized by the increasing digitization and interconnection of products, value chains and business models. Industry 4.0 is driven by an amalgamation of emerging technologies like data volumes, computational power, Internet of Things (IoT) etc.
What did the Industry 4.0 evolve?
- First Industrial revolution (Late 18th century)
Through introduction of mechanical production plants using water and steam power (eg. Historical loom)
- Second Industrial revolution (Early 20th century)
Through introduction of work-division mass production using electrical energy (
Mass production and assembly line)
- Third Industrial revolution (Early 1970s)
Through use of electronics and IT to further automate production (Automated industrial robot in manufacturing)
- Fourth Industrial revolution (Today and near future)
Through use of smart machines, inter-connected and connected to internet (Connection between physical and digital systems, complex analyses of big data and real-time settings)
The main differences between factories of the past and the most technologically advanced factories of today is the concept of connectivity. In a Data-Driven Manufacturing environment, every piece of equipment and every industrial machine is transformed into a node on the corporate network. On a more granular level, Data-Driven Manufacturing enables real-time machine-level monitoring, giving manufacturers a previously unavailable view of machine health. It also enables manufacturers to become proactive in terms of their machine upkeep and repairs, reducing downtime due to mechanical failures and problems.
What is the difference between Industry 4.0 and lean manufacturing?
Lean Manufacturing is a manufacturing philosophy which shortens the time line between the customer order and the product shipment by eliminating waste. The lean approach strengthens the foundation for achieving operational excellence by process standardization, sustaining a culture of Kaizen (continuous improvement) and empowering the workforce.
The manufacturing landscape is fast changing and moving towards Industry 4.0 for enhancing productivity through digital capabilities. The transformation to Industry 4.0 based production is channelized by technology driven by Internet-connected machinery to monitor the production process, mass customization of products, process automation, and use of data analytics for smart prediction.
What is the difference between Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the connection of people, processes, data and things over an IT network. For businesses, the IoT is aligned to convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) as data is collected to gain insights, optimize processes and create opportunities. Enabling this connectivity of machines and equipment on the factory floor is one element of Industry 4.0, so basically the IoT is a component of Industry 4.0.
Does Industry 4.0 help my business and How?
Industry 4.0 solutions improve the efficiency, quality, and utilization of factory operations. The amalgamation and deployment of Lean Manufacturing concepts as the base and Industry 4.0 technologies can reduce conversion costs of manufacturers by as much as 40% in five to ten years—considerably better than the reductions captured by best-in-class independent deployment of lean or Industry 4.0 (source:www.bcg.com)
Thus, Industry 4.0 definitely helps manufacturers make more, in less time, based on lesser resources.