Socio-technical Considerations

  • Kaushik KumarEmail author
  • Divya Zindani
  • J. Paulo Davim
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


The present chapter reviews on the cost and the efficiency gains associated with the infrastructure and therefore the implementation of Industry 4.0. The feasibility of its adoption by the manufacturing units is argued in perspective of the internal capabilities of Industry 4.0 to be the driving agent for creation of the competitive advantage. Importance of lean manufacturing as a key supporter for Industry 4.0 implementation has been presented in this chapter. Lean methods are the key enablers for successful implementation of I 4.0. The chapter also puts forth to discuss the technical aspects of Industry 4.0 and the importance of the socio-technical requirements resulting into successful implementation of Industry 4.0.


Socio-technical Industry 4.0 Smart factories Internet of things Cyber-Physical systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of TechnologyMesra, RanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology SilcharSilchar, CacharIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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