Internet of Things
Before a manufacturer can adopt Industry 4.0 principles, they must level up their worker’s skills. This is no small challenge. A 2018 Deloitte report showed that only 47% of organizations believe they are doing enough to create a workforce for Industry 4.0.
The same report shows that organizations want to train existing employees rather than hire new ones—so it’s crucial for manufacturers to find a path to Industry 4.0 that minimizes the need for training. Machine Each step in this process requires specialized knowledge.
For example, a developer might know how to train a model but not know about variations in factory conditions. Conversely, operations staff might be experts on manufacturing defects and their causes but lack programming skills.