Industry 4.0: Introduction to Concepts & Technology Pillars

Industry 4.0 is the merging of real production using the virtual world.  Factories are constantly trying to lower their cost and increase their revenue.  Having knowledge and skills in Industry 4.0 is vital for a business to remain resilient.  Familiarise yourself with the key design principles of the new industrial revolution, its key challenges, as well as new potential opportunities throughout the entire value chain of the implementation.



  • To enable innovations to make the company’s operations smarter

  • To understand the future of manufacturing industries in the next decade

  • To prepare managers with challenges from next generation communication systems and concepts


Key Benefits

  • Building a deeper understanding of the customer and enables you to implement initiatives more quickly and inexpensively using an iterative approach

  • Fully understand and develop the skills needed to face Industry 4.0 challenges

  • Explore the current and future ramifications of Industry 4.0 and to be prepared in advance


Target Audience

Members of the Industry, OT Staff and IT Personnel


Programme Outline


Module 1:  Introduction and Overview

  • Overall Course Objective and Deliverables

  • Overview of Course Outline

  • Pre-Discussion


Module 2:  Industry 4.0 Background

  • What is Industry 4.0 and Why Now?

  • What Enabled the New Revolution?

  • Industry 4.0 Framework and Blueprint


Module 3:  Overview of Pillar 1 - 4

  • Digital Supply Chain, IioT, Cloud and Big Data Analytics


Module 4:  Overview of Pillar 5 - 8

  • Cybersecurity, Augmented Reality, Additive Manufacturing, and Horizontal & Vertical Integration


Module 5:  Overview of Pillar 9 - 11

  • Autonomous Robot, Artificial Intelligence and New Business Model


Module 6:  Key Benefits of Industry 4.0

  • Business and Operations

  • Best Practices from the Pioneers


Module 7:  Organisational Structure

  • OT and IT Convergence

  • New Roles and Responsibilities


Summary and Conclusion: Next Steps