Status of the Implementation of Industry 4.0 in SMEs and Framework for Smart Manufacturing [chapter]

Erwin Rauch, Dominik T. Matt
<span title="">2021</span> <i title="Springer International Publishing"> Implementing Industry 4.0 in SMEs </i> &nbsp;
AbstractIn this chapter, we explore after 10 years of Industry 4.0 the status of the application in manufacturing companies and especially in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Based on literature and previously conducted research we present guidelines and a modular framework for implementing smart manufacturing in SMEs. In addition, a stage model is illustrated to support SMEs in breaking down the framework from a design level to an implementation and operational level. Finally, an
more &raquo; ... look is given on the future challenges that SMEs will face in the coming years when they want to reach the next level of Industry 4.0 in their own company.
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