5G – An Ally For Industry 4.0?

The editorial team at www.industry4o.com, spoke to experts and leaders across the manufacturing sector to solicit their views on the possibility of 5G enabling industry4.0. Based on the perspectives of industry leaders and technology experts, the viewpoints in the article are aimed at highlighting the benefits and flexibility of 5G what it offers for the Industry4.0. Our...

Industry 4.0 & Fundamentals of Manufacturing Ecosystem

“Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is bringing about a paradigm shift that will profoundly change the way we work, live and interact and will affect industrialized as well as industrializing economies alike.” LI YONG, Director General of UNIDO More than 90% of CXOs have no idea of requirement of Industry 4.0 and...

Disruptive Technology : A True Dimension of Change in the offing

"Brands fading into oblivion" has become a watch word. For some big Fortune 500 companies going bankrupt for the simple reason that they could not cope up with the frenetic pace of change for the better. Wrong business models being persisted with and being the cardinal reason for their abysmally low sales and thus hitting the nadir...

The 360Degree View of the Thought Process for the MSME Ecosystem

2020 will be remembered for ever. COVID happens to us and will continue to do so in 2021, perhaps in different measure. MSMEs are faced with a revenue loss of 15%-60%, credit gap of ~US$ 400 Bn, NPAs between 15% and 45% and GDP contraction between a fourth and ten% by the end of 2020. US$ 5...

Revolutionising Industry 4.0 with Human Resources

The Transition From a labour-focussed function, to a more talent-management one, the human resources function has undergone massive transformation since its inception about two decades back, post Globalisation in 1991. From what was a labour-focussed, union-driven IR-led function, the modern-day HR has come a long way to become the strategic people’s...

Beating China with Industry 4.0

Understanding the Chinese economic fault line The Business of Govt is not business but to facilitate business. But when govt indulges in Business it has its serious & devastating impact. Understanding Chinese economic model is important to derive strategy not to fall into trap again and stand up to fight. The...

Strategies in the New Normal ! Survival !

The editorial team at www.industry4o.com, spoke to experts and leaders across manufacturing to identify methods to help small manufacturers get past the crisis. The old school of putting it on a white board all the ideas that came in and then using available data along with economic indicator was the basis of this article. Our focus was...

Industry 4.0 – India’s second big opportunity

The announcement of the “Atmanirbhar” mission by the Government of India and the general inclination in India as well as countries like USA, UK, Japan and Australia to minimise China’s role in future supply chains opens up and enormous opportunity for Indian SMEs.  But to do that – in electronics, chemicals, pharma and all aspects of manufacturing,...

Industry 4.0: Adding capabilities Industry Leaders need to Re-incarnate

The World is drowning in data but lacks in Economic Wisdom India and its manpower is at the center stage of the world. It’s not a predicament, but it is the source of hope to the so called ‘aging’ developed nations. With an expected population of 1.52 billion by 2036, 67% of which would be in the...

Intelligent Automation – In Its Early Teens

A Netlabs Global Point of View Automation of business processes and activities (not to be confused with the ones associated in Manufacturing and Logistics like assembly line, physical Robots, etc.) per se is not a new concept. Software-led automation started with the Materials Resource Planning (MRP) concepts in late 1980s. From thereon, it spread...