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Management Overview of the Smart Factory (Industry 4.0) Principles, Costs, Risks and Benefits

Presenter: Jay Gorajia
Company: Mentor Graphics
Date Published: 6/15/2016

Description: In this webinar, we will investigate what Industry 4.0 or "Smart Factory" actually is, but really, and more importantly, what the issues are behind it that makes significant change to the PCB electronics industry inevitable. We will look at the whole supply and demand chain, at what changes need to be made, starting with the consumer, the customer, to understand what their demands are, how they want to behave, and what benefits or changes Industry 4.0 will bring to them. Manufacturing analytics are core to Industry 4.0, and its related Cyber-Physical Systems connectivity to better manage delivery, quality and customer integration and collaboration. We will also look across the breadth of the electronics manufacturing organization, to see exactly what is required to make a step-change practically possible when adopting the principles of Industry 4.0, and the related benefits.


  • Defining Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory
  • Barriers to Entry/Challenges
  • What does it specifically mean to Electronics companies (design and manufacturing)
  • Tour of a Factory 4.0
  • Partner management (customers, supply chain) - Enabling true Design Collaboration and automated manufacturing feedback
  • Who benefits?
  • Summary

  • Key Words: 

    Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, electronics manufacturing

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