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.
An extremely good effort to elaborate on the Ind4.0
in the ASEAN context.
The book not only defines but also summarises various concepts, tools, strategies and provides an action guideline that the manufacturing sector must take as a reference to successfully make the digital transformation a reality. The authors reserve large portion of the book to go to through the details of ASEAN region’s journey to Industry4.0. In all it’s a good reading for industry practitioners and those who want to enter ASEAN for investment and business activities. I am using it as a preparation for my meetings in the region.
"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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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.