Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Towards a Democratization of Data in the Context of Industry 4.0
Previous Article in Journal
Morphology and Dust-Suppression Evaluation of Fugitive Dust Particles in Beijing
Previous Article in Special Issue
Ten Years of Industrie 4.0
 
 
Review

Development and Practice of Industrie 4.0 in China—Practical Experience of a German Industrial Software Company in China

FORCAM GmbH, 88214 Ravensburg, Germany
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Johannes Winter
Received: 28 May 2022 / Revised: 3 July 2022 / Accepted: 4 July 2022 / Published: 13 July 2022
Industrie 4.0 has stirred turbulences in China since its birth in 2011. The struggles of the Chinese manufacturing enterprises towards realizing and adapting Industrie 4.0 in their production processes have given us many new perceptions. These insights and findings can in turn serve as inputs for academics and policy makers to structure or fine tune the development of the next generation of Industrie 4.0. The authors of this paper summarize the knowledge and understandings from their personal engagement assisting the Chinese manufacturing enterprises with digitalization in their production processes. A real-life example shows how a typical Chinese mid-size manufacturing enterprise ended up with new business models when they started out the digitalization journey with a simple goal to increase efficiency. We conclude that the Chinese market will continue to be relevant for the future development of Industrie 4.0. View Full-Text
Keywords: Industrie 4.0; intelligent manufacturing; China Manufacturing 2025; Industrial Internet; Cloud Manufacturing; digitalization; small-medium enterprises; new business models Industrie 4.0; intelligent manufacturing; China Manufacturing 2025; Industrial Internet; Cloud Manufacturing; digitalization; small-medium enterprises; new business models
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Lee, K.-L.; Roesinger, A.; Hommel, U. Development and Practice of Industrie 4.0 in China—Practical Experience of a German Industrial Software Company in China. Sci 2022, 4, 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/sci4030028

AMA Style

Lee K-L, Roesinger A, Hommel U. Development and Practice of Industrie 4.0 in China—Practical Experience of a German Industrial Software Company in China. Sci. 2022; 4(3):28. https://doi.org/10.3390/sci4030028

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lee, Kuan-Lun, Andrea Roesinger, and Uwe Hommel. 2022. "Development and Practice of Industrie 4.0 in China—Practical Experience of a German Industrial Software Company in China" Sci 4, no. 3: 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/sci4030028

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop