Industry 4.0 for SMEs

Challenges, Opportunities and Requirements

by Dominik T. Matt, Vladimír Modrák, Helmut Zsifkovits

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Book Description

This free book explores the concept of Industry 4.0, which presents a considerable challenge for the production and service sectors. While digitization initiatives are usually integrated into the central corporate strategy of larger companies, smaller firms often have problems putting Industry 4.0 paradigms into practice. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) possess neither the human nor financial resources to systematically investigate the potential and risks of introducing Industry 4.0. Addressing this obstacle, the international team of authors focuses on the development of smart manufacturing concepts, logistics solutions and managerial models specifically for SMEs. Aiming to provide methodological frameworks and pilot solutions for SMEs during their digital transformation, this innovative and timely book will be of great use to scholars researching technology management, digitization and small business, as well as practitioners within manufacturing companies.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Industry 4.0 for SMEs ebook for free in PDF format (8.8 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Business and Management
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2020
Pages
435
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030254247
ISBN10
3030254240
ISBN13 Digital
9783030254254
ISBN10 Digital
3030254259
PDF Size
8.8 MB
License
CC BY

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