Perspective: Accelerating Implementation of Industry 4.0 in China
IDC, in collaboration with SAP Germany and the Shenyang Institute of Automation, has recently published a detailed presentation and analysis of Industry 4.0 solutions and models.On November 3, 2014, SAP and Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced a joint venture to explore join cooperation and innovation in the area of Industry 4.0. The two parties will pool their strengths in industrial automation and control, industry Internet of things (IoT) technologies, business and manufacturing management systems, and SAP HANA platforms, realize the integration of SAP systems and industry equipment and devices, and create Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing solutions.In early 2016, the joint venture released Industry 4.0 (Smart Manufacturing) solutions, showcasing the Industry 4.0 production line model. SAP and SIA used automobiles as an example — showcasing custom-tailored model and color configurations personalized to consumer needs, simulating the whole process from consumer order to manufacturer production to delivery, meeting customer demand with mass production of highly customized products.
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