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Industry 4.0 and supply chain

Graham Immerman
October 31, 2017

"The impact of Industry 4.0 could easily be identified as a threat and a disruptor to the traditional supply chain. The truth is that, when deployed correctly, this dynamic combination is the antidote to supply chain disruption."

Supply chain has been disrupted by many natural disasters and workplace disasters including typhoons, earthquakes, machinery breakdowns, and faulty equipment. IoT can help supply chain become more flexible, and able to react better to disasters of any kind. MachineMetrics can even help prevent some of these possible disasters by keeping a close, constant eye on machines. 

Comment: Industry 4.0 is disrupting the supply chain for goodSource: http://www.supplychaindigital.com

The impact of Industry 4.0 could easily be identified as a threat and a disruptor to the traditional supply chain. The truth is that, when deployed correctly, this dynamic combination is the antidote to supply chain disruption.  In 2016, global supply chains were impacted by a series of unfortunate natural disasters including earthquakes and typhoons that ravaged nations throughout Asia. In 2015, analysis by insurance firm Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty found that between 2010 and 2014, the top five causes of business interruption loss globally were fires and explosions, storms, machinery breakdowns, faulty equipment or materials, and workforce strikes.  Read More

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