Increasingly individual customer requirements, shorter development cycles and a growing variety of products and variants are forcing companies to take action: Digitization enables manufacturing companies to sustainably design and optimize their processes. Under the keyword "Industry 4.0", numerous methods and tools have emerged in recent years that promise companies competitive advantages. Paperless production and digitized business processes are a basic prerequisite for this, but to date many companies have not yet been able to lay sufficient foundations here. A roadmap can help, enabling companies to determine how and, above all, in what order the technologies and methods of Industry 4.0 can be set up, implemented and applied in a meaningful way.
This ability to digitize enables companies to keep pace with new customer needs with their production and value creation. If the expansion of the digital infrastructure is successful, the potential offered by production and usage data can finally be fully exploited. Companies benefit from the resulting flexibility, which contributes to higher productivity and sustainability. Smart products and new business models also open up new customer groups.
The Fraunhofer IPT has developed a comprehensive offering that includes both strategic roadmapping and audits of company processes. This enables our digitization experts to analyze existing processes, identify gaps and propose a range of measures that will take your production a long way forward. In addition, we are also available to you after the development of your Industry 4.0 roadmap as an implementation partner or suggest suitable partners for further implementation. In addition to the pure use of methods, we also develop strategies on how to protect your digitized production environment from cybercrime and work with you to develop digital business models for your products and services.