Some manufacturing employees may be skeptical of Industry 4.0, which is completely understandable. However, to make the transition positive for everyone, it is best to get them involved rather than shy away from the topic. EHS Today said, "The best way to address the problem is to operationalize engagement by training leaders in how to demonstrate key engagement behaviors—including selling the vision, inspiring passion, providing timely feedback, delegating and following up, and helping to close skill gaps."
Imagine you’ve been asked to oversee building a brand-new manufacturing plant optimized with the latest digital technologies including advanced robotics, sensors, 3D printing, data analytics, automation and the Internet of Things (IoT). You have a limitless budget except the company requires that all of the technology remains on a Microsoft DOS operating system. Ridiculous, right? Even if you could find some things that might work, making that plant Industry 4.0 competitive would be an impossible task. Read More