Revolutions disrupt. They create opportunities and challenges — winners and losers. The fourth industrial revolution is no different, except for the technology involved — we are moving from digital to highly-connected, intelligent, cyber-physical, digital systems. Technology that automates, and technology that augments the human-worker in order to elevate efficiency and productivity in all kinds of facilities. Technology that enables new processes and business models that will spur a new age of manufacturing.
As major markets push forward with their Industry 4.0 initiatives, the ASEAN region faces an uphill challenge to stay competitive in this data-driven era. However, playing technological catch up is an important part of achieving the full value potential that Industry 4.0 offers, and as we cover in the following chapters, the ASEAN region has the potential to thrive in this new age.
That ASEAN Industry 4.0 potential is core to our reasons for writing this book, as are the many challenges that lie ahead. Southeast Asian governments and companies cannot rest on their previous successes or be content with regional status. Industry 4.0 disrupts the global manufacturing landscape, automation threatens to shift production facilities back to major consumer markets and those regions that do not evolve will be left behind.
"Smart Factory, Transforming Manufacturing for Industry 4.0", by Michael Deng and Colin Koh is a book which goes through the emerging technologies as the building blocks of a Smart Factory.
A good portion of the book is dedicated to manufacturing operations and how the technology can transform them into new data driven business models as a source of generating additional value.
Although the focus is mostly on south-east Asia region, I found the content to be very relevant for others geografies as well.
What I learned and liked in particular, is the emphasis on design principles as a foundation for technology and lean manufacturing.
Definitely worth reading for those interested in how technology wave will impact manufacturing in the future
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This is such a solid guide to Industry 4.0.
ASEAN leaders with the mandate to drive digital transformation in the new digital economy cannot afford to have this book missing from their collection.
Watch as the 2020s unfold and notice how the winners will have embraced much of what the authors have so elegantly shared in this book.
With our combined 50-plus years of experience leading technology development in the ASEAN region, we hope our research and insights will serve to guide readers from their various perspectives, along their Industry 4.0 journeys.
For ASEAN companies, we offer guidance on best practice and common pitfalls when implementing their digital transformation. For governments, associations, and industry organisations, we analyse and compare the ambitious strategies being put forward, promoting collective ASEAN development. For international companies and investors exploring opportunities in ASEAN, we provide a full picture of the region, market-by-market, in the context of major global trends. And for the established and aspiring industrial engineers in the ASEAN region, we present the future.
Industry 4.0: Navigating the Manufacturing Revolution in ASEAN takes us through the concept of a revolution to demonstrate the scale of emerging trends. It shines a lens on pioneering European, Chinese, and North American models and considers how we in ASEAN can learn from others to find our place in the global value chain.