Despite Complexities Industry 4.0 is Attainable

Opening paragraphs from “Industry 4.0 – You Can Get There From Here”, Machine Metrics,, Graham Immerman, June 12, 2019

There is an old New England expression that states, “You can’t get there from here”. It originated as a way of explaining the path to a destination that can’t be accessed without extensive, complex and confusing directions. While seemingly contradictory, most understand the nuance and complexity that expression implies. And, as industry 4.0 continues to push its way to the forefront as a collection of disruptive technologies, many companies are feeling the manufacturing version of this expression.

Studies show that the preparation for and adoption of Industry 4.0 technology is proving to be a daunting task. One recent study by Deloitte indicates that while there is much optimism for the potential offered by Industry 4.0, only 20.7% rate themselves as “highly prepared” to undertake the changes in their business models that will result. The study further indicates that while 26% of all companies can be considered frontrunners to adoption, a staggering 74% are categorized as either followers or stragglers in their belief of the business value Industry 4.0 can deliver.

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Jill Jones

Marketing Communications Manager at PolymerOhio Inc.

Jill is a formally trained graphic and web designer and writer who has been employed as such for more than 18 years. Her experience includes long-term employment with a Columbus-based technology consulting firm that worked closely for years with the State and Federal government, and the Human Resources & Engagement Department of Honda North America. She manages both of PolymerOhio's websites, their social media, blog writing and editing of guest posts, and marketing materials.
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