“Industry 4.0 is a project in the high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the computerization of traditional industries such as manufacturing”. (Wikipedia)
At the Hanover Industrial Fair, SAP featured the Industry 4.0 showcase for Responsive Manufacturing live and real. In a Co-Innovation project Festo, Elster Kromschröder and SAP showed the future production scenarios managed and orchestared with software solutions from SAP Manufacturing. Learn how SAP ERP runs integrated and seamlessly with the operation execution and how SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME), SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) orchestrate the workstations by connecting ERP2PLC with Plant Connectivity (SAP PCo).
The following video provides a 9 minute overview of how Industry 4.0 can look in practice.
You can find a number of interesting blogs to the topic of industry 4.0 here: http://blogs.sap.com/innovation/tag/industry-4-0