Industrie 4.0 by Siemens: Steps Made Today

Diana Cozmiuc (West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania) and Ioan Petrisor (West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 48
EISBN13: 9781522569343|DOI: 10.4018/JCIT.2018040103
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The digital disruption is to transform all industries, leading to new business models based on the new technologies. In manufacturing, one model for digital disruption is Industrie 4.0. Proposals for Industrie 4.0 involve the virtualization and vertical and horizontal integration of the value chain, digital services, the digital transformation of products, the digital transformation of production equipment, the digital transformation of factories and the digital transformation of supply chains. The former two are already in place today. This article and its follow-up builds an overview of the pillars of Industrie 4.0 as addressed by the proponents of the model, by consultancy companies, by journal research, and by the customer proposition of Siemens. CapGemeni rate General Electric as a key player in the Industrial Internet in the Digital Revolution, and Siemens is its contestant. This article builds a detailed analysis of Siemens' strategy which covers the steps already made and the steps to be made in the future as a follow-up. The digital twin strategy leads the way to the next stage.
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