Best Practices of Implementing Industry 4.0/Digital Transformation in Germany;Lessons for Sri Lanka
“Best Practices of Implementing Industry 4.0/ Digital Transformation in Germany; Lessons for Sri Lanka”Prof. Siegfried Zürn, M.BC.
Director International Centre and Graduate School
University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, GermanyEng. Chaminda Hettiarachchi
Co-Founder/ Director, FabLanka Foundation
CEO/Managing Director, Dil ConsultancyDigitisation is radically changing the face of manufacturing and service companies. The fourth industrial revolution integrates IT systems with physical systems to get a cyber-physical system that brings the real world in interaction with a virtual reality. Leading manufacturing companies are deploying a number of key technologies to digitise production as well as their entire supply chain. New smart factories produce highly customised smart products with interlinked systems
and human-robotic collaboration. These technologies can provide significant efficiency gains – even when producing lot-size one.However, there are still a lot of challenges to face and many traps to fall in – especially for SMEs in emerging countries that do not have the financial resources to make implementation errors! Therefore, a solid and reasonable digital strategy is much more important than embarking on a fancy complete digital transformation.Content of the Presentation:
Industry 4.0 and IoT –A short overview about enablers and applications, including AR
Systems, systems integration, digital twins and advanced robotics, just to name a few.
Present state of Industry 4.0 integration in the German manufacturing industry
Digital vison of future production (examples of German automotive OEMs)
Industry 4.0 for SMEs – options, challenges and digitalization strategies
Transferring the experiences of German companies to emerging-country’s SMEs