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    Bill Bither
    Bill Bither Industry 4.0 / December 25, 2019

    Overcoming industry 4.0 challenges

    Manufacturing companies around the world are trying to adopt new technology and jump on board with industry 4.0.

    However, it's not always that easy! Change can be difficult and confusing!

    There are always obstacles when it comes to change, but there are solutions as well. 

    Here are two common problems with adopting industry 4.0 and ways you can overcome them. 

    1. Security

    Security is a major concern with Industry 4.0, and it should be!

    Industry Week said, "Combine OT and IT professionals in smart project teams to assess possible vulnerabilities. Identify people, process, machine and network threats."

    A good security approach takes collaboration and understanding. While it should be a concern and a priority, it shouldn't stop you from reaching your technology goals. 

    2. Skills Gap

    A lack of skilled workers in Industry 4.0 is really holding some companies back. 

    But it doesn't have to!

    For this Industry Week recommends, "Create programs that support lifelong learning among the existing workforce, that combine new concepts with hands-on opportunities to use them in the context of manufacturing operations; build modules that are linked so that employees develop and hone their skills over time as they become proficient."

    Also, find a good balance of brining in new people and retraining employees. This will help keep things moving in a positive direction!

    Industry 4.0 is what we do. We know it well and we know how to help you move past these hurdles. Contact us today!


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