If Industry 4.0 is the next industrial revolution, then changing your current organization accordingly will not be easy. Revolutions never are. The key problem is that your current organization is optimized for the current industrial era, which is computers everywhere (Industry 3.0). By going to Industry 4.0 everything, the processes, the tools, the systems, the products, the services and all the people have to move towards data on everything (Industry 4.0). Adding sensors to everything. In short: The Internet of Things.
From a historical perspective, there is this troubling lesson that in most industrial revolutions only the ones that can change quickly and the ones that start from scratch will do well. All the slow movers will be overtaken by the fast ones. As soon as the slow movers get the message that change is required, they are late into the game, too late maybe, but most certainly painfully late.
In order to apply the Industry 4.0 features of using data to your current products and services, the company has to fundamentally change and do this as fast as possible. Otherwise the company may go down gracefully at best.
This is a book about HOW to do the transformation and not about WHAT to transform. Most likely you know already what to transform and if you do, the only question left to answer is how to transform quickly.
We would like to explain to you how to do just that. And we would be honored to assist you in your transformation.