Industry 4.0 is a complex concept that is not clearly understood by companies and most of the organizations' managers. While the uncertainty about the outcomes and the maturity and ability of the companies become challenges, there is a need for strategic guidance, detailed roadmaps, and implementation processes. The management is saddled with the training of people for efficient cyber-physical collaboration between people and the systems, with operations that require a creative process and sensors for monitoring and control. The Thesis presents a framework for industry 4.0 through which management can understand the challenges that stemmed from this technological change. The strategic problems and solutions that will promote the conversion of both small and medium scale industries from the existing platform into the new platform is presented and the findings in this thesis will help manufacturing and business organizations to reengineer their operational processes, industrial assets, energy requirements and use, and employees' skill acquisitions toward Industry 4.0. As the management devotes time and resources to manage this transition, this thesis outlines strategies and approaches that will enable them to achieve global competitiveness in the new technological and big-data environment. This thesis proposes a conceptual framework of Industry 4.0 with respect to design principles, technology roadmap to guide the managers of how to set the Digital strategies, select the key technologies and talents to match.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Engineering Management; Professional Engineering Management - PSM
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)
Olaitan, Johnson, "Industrial Digitalization: Novel Approaches to System Management & Implementation with Industry 4.0 Framework" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 110.
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