Mapping Requirements and Roadmap Definition for Introducing I 4.0 in SME Environment

  • Vladimir ModrakEmail author
  • Zuzana Soltysova
  • Robert Poklemba
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Industry 4.0 as a new manufacturing paradigm brings in a new wave of networked manufacturers and smart factories, which will determine future competitiveness of manufacturing companies. The aim for researchers should thus be to generate and optimize innovative solutions for different types of producers including SMEs in order to support them in meeting the challenges of Industry 4.0. The paper presents the readiness self-assessment method and roadmap model as a tools to secure a consistent implementation of technologies and devices supporting smart logistics and smart production. Proposed method has been applied by selected SMEs and it was proved that the model is easy to use in real production environment.


Self-assessment Industry 4.0 Requirements Smart production Smart logistics Organizational models Roadmaps 



This paper has been supported by the project with acronym SME 4.0 and titled as “SME 4.0 - Smart Manufacturing and Logistics for SMEs in an X-to-order and Mass Customization Environment” with funding received from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the H2020-EU.1.3.3, Project ID: 734713 and by VEGA project Nr. 1/0419/16 granted by the ME of the Slovak Republic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Manufacturing TechnologiesTechnical University of KosicePresovSlovak Republic

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