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INDUSTRY
X.0

OVERVIEW

Technology advances are blurring the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds. Intelligent, interconnected systems now seamlessly support activities along the entire value chain.

What does this mean? It means reduced costs and improved efficiencies. It means greater speed and scale. It means smarter products and services. It means evolving from disrupted to disruptor. Are you ready for Industry X.0?

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BACKGROUND

What is Industry X.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things?

Connected, intelligent products that communicate with users, new digital business models that harness collected data to offer additional services and as-a-service products, products on the assembly line that tell shop floor machinery how they are to be processed. The core of Industry X.0 is highly intelligent connected systems that create a fully digital value chain, the 4th industrial revolution enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things.

Three key trends are changing the way of life for industrial companies and their employees today.

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Digitize

Production processes in all sectors, from high tech to industrial equipment, are being transformed by digital technologies.

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Industrialize

Leading companies are already integrating these technologies to improve and evolve pillars of their value chain.

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Optimize

Innovative manufacturers recognize that enhancing the manufacturing process for even simple products presents new opportunities for growth.



THE NEXT
INDUSTRIAL
REVOLUTION

Industry X.0 is based on cyber-physical production systems that combine communications, IT, data and physical elements.

These systems transform traditional plants into smart factories. Here, machines “talk” to products and other machines, objects deliver decision-critical data, and information is processed and distributed in real time resulting in profound changes to the entire industrial ecosystem.

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TECHNOLOGIES
ENABLING THE
SMART FACTORY

Social Media/Collaborative Data Velocity

Social Media/

Data Velocity

Collaborative

The Smart Factory

The Smart Factory

Cloud Analytics/Big Data Connected Everything Sensor and Actor Networks

Cloud

Analytics/

"Connected

Sensor & Actor


Big Data

Everything"

Networks

Social Media/
Collaborative
Data Velocity


The Smart Factory

Cloud
Cloud
Analytics/Big Data
Analytics/
Big Data

"Connected
Everything"
Sensor & Actor
Networks



Several technologies underpin today's smart factory. The cloud enables new levels of scalability, flexibility and responsiveness. Analytics and big data allow insights to be derived in real time from massive volumes of data.

"Connected everything" creates new ways of automated and personal interaction. Self-steering sensor and actor networks control mechanical activities. Social Media drives new ways of collaboration within and beyond the organization. And data velocity technologies enable real-time decision-making based on analytics.