As the Fourth Industrial Revolution rapidly evolves, it’s more important than ever for media outlets to have key sources of insight and commentary.

Our CTO David Graham has considerable experience working within Electronic Assemblies manufacturing and has monitored the development of Industry 4.0 since the term was coined in 2012.

Industry Goal

We see the ultimate goal of Industry 4.0 as:

  • A production batch size of 1 requiring agile factories and supply chains.


Our commentary will align to the following themes:

  • Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a People Revolution with Technology being the Language of strategy
  • The digitisation of business has occurred in all industries over the last 25 years
  • Skills matured over that period can now be realigned into all manufacturing sectors
  • Skills recruitment will no longer be directly into the industry, but as has happened for other business industries, partnerships will be formed between manufactures and solution provider agencies
  • With support by changes in government policy such as the UK's Industrial Strategy, the Western world needs little investment to transform their current competencies
  • While Technology platforms will continue to be supplied internationally, Industry 4.0 solutions and support will be provided on a local or macro local basis supporting the manufacturing region's economy

Supporting Technologies

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is separate from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Machine Learning (ML). These could be part of a technology solution along with the spirit of the Internet of Things, however they are not the 'Revolution' which is purely people-centric.

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