Terms such as “Industry 4.0” and “Industrial Internet of Things” are keywords when it comes to talking about digitalization. These terms are also related to global actions by governments and industry associations which already started more than ten years ago. The general ideas behind it are quite similar to or the same as each other. Ultimately, it is about the “intelligent” factory (“Smart Factory”) amongst other things:
Batch size “1” production
The general objective behind it can also be described in this way: Making the complexity controllable. To...