How to Implement Industry 4.0? An Empirical Analysis of Lessons Learned from Best Practices

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Autor(en): Veile J, Kiel D, Müller J, Voigt KI
Herausgeber: International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Tagungsband: International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract



The
new manufacturing paradigm ‘Industry 4.0’ or ‘Industrial Internet of Things’
(IIoT) refers to digitized and connected industrial value creation. In this
context, future value creation is located in completely digitized, intelligent,
connected, and autonomous factories and production networks. This development
is assumed to yield extensive industry-spanning opportunities, e.g., increases
in efficiency, quality, and flexibility. However, exploiting these
opportunities requires a targeted implementation of the IIoT. The goal of this
study is to generate a deeper understanding of relevant implementation actions
that need to be taken in the digital era. In doing so, we aim at throwing light
upon the complex IIoT implementation process in order to tap its full
potential. Current research aims at providing companies with purposeful and
effective guidelines for implementing the IIoT. The given recommendations are
mostly general, highly aggregated, and difficult to grasp. Yet, specific and
concrete actions that need to be taken to accelerate the realization of the
IIoT are essential.



Our
study is of exploratory nature since research lacks a comprehensive and
systematic investigation of the research object. We apply a multiple case study
approach, which uses semi-structured in-depth expert interviews as primary
source of empirical data. Between April and June 2016, we conducted 13
interviews with managers from IIoT-experienced German manufacturing companies.
All interviews are transcribed and serve as text material to be examined
according to the qualitative content analysis.



Our
study reveals valuable insights regarding relevant and targeted aspects for
IIoT implementation. The most important aspects are the development of
IIoT-specific know-how, securing financial resources, integrating employees
into the implementation process, and establishing an open-minded and flexible
corporate culture. Further aspects that appeared to be important are, among
others, comprehensive planning processes, external cooperations, proper
handling of data interfaces, interdisciplinary communication, an adaptable
organizational structure, and data security.



Our article develops a comprehensive framework
providing necessary and effective actions to be taken when implementing digital
and connected future industrial value creation. Thus, we trigger further
research on success factors and implementation strategies in today’s digital
and connected world. Our study supports responsible managers to effectively
implement the IIoT within their organizations and consequently benefit from the
IIoT’s entire set of opportunities. Moreover, we contribute to research
concerning the management of technology and innovation implementation in the
highly dynamic digital era.


FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Kiel, Daniel Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Industrielles Management
Müller, Julian
Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Industrielles Management
Veile, Johannes
Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Industrielles Management
Voigt, Kai-Ingo Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Industrielles Management


Zitierweisen

APA:
Veile, J., Kiel, D., Müller, J., & Voigt, K.-I. (2018). How to Implement Industry 4.0? An Empirical Analysis of Lessons Learned from Best Practices. In International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) (Eds.), International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference. Birmingham, GB.

MLA:
Veile, Johannes, et al. "How to Implement Industry 4.0? An Empirical Analysis of Lessons Learned from Best Practices." Proceedings of the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference, Birmingham Ed. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), 2018.

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