Beyond the hype: Separating ambition from reality in Industry 4.0

Beyond the hype of Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Some manufacturers are already taking the lead, securing value and creating competitive advantage.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us.

Separating Industry 4.0 ambition from reality

Everyone wants to talk about industry 4.0. From industry conferences and magazines through to boardroom tables and shareholder meetings, industry 4.0 is at the top of the agenda. The pressure on executives to adapt and compete is tremendous.

In this environment, executives at manufacturing companies need to separate hype from reality. They need a clear picture of the current risks and opportunities. And they need to understand what their peers and competitors are doing to drive value and capture competitive advantage. 

This report offers a realistic perspective on the current state of Industry 4.0 adoption and readiness across the market. It is based on a series of in-depth benchmarking exercises with leading industrial manufacturers around the world. And it identifies how today’s market leaders are taking advantage of comprehensive i4.0 strategies to make changes to their business models, operating models and value chains.

It also offers practical advice for those striving to adapt and compete in a technology-driven marketplace. To talk to someone about the topics covered in this report, please speak to your usual KPMG contact, or get in touch with a member of the Industry 4.0 team.

Read the report Beyond the hype of Industry 4.0. (3.5 MB)


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