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Author's profile photo Dirk Wenzel

What is industry 4.0?

“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.

Open Integrated Factory | Industry 4.0 with SAP – YouTube

You can find a number of interesting blogs to the topic of industry 4.0 here:

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      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Dirk,

      thank you for the introduction and explanation of what Industry 4.0 is.

      Coincidently, I've come across Industry 4.0 this week while looking into SAP's offerings in the Internet of Things IoT area.

      There is a very interesting presentation on M2M, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 – An Industry Perspective

      Also, it has been observed this week, that SAP has something brewing in the area of the SAP Hana Internet of Things Edition.

      Obviously, it all makes sense, when all of these Machines and Devices and Objects are sending and receiving data, there will need to be an exchange in the middle handling all of the traffic and backed by a very fast database.

      Looking forward to see more in this area and think about how we can use it in our worlds.

      Best regards,