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M69 southbound between M1 and J2 | Southbound | Road Works
Location : The M69 southbound between the M1 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 20 November 2017 to 27 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
3 min 57 sec

Introduction to Industry 4.0

Date and time: Tue, 14/11/2017 - 08:00 - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 17:00

Cost per person: 
Contact Details : 
Please call Festo on 01604 667068 for more information

Currently everybody is talking about Industry 4.0 and there are many different explanations of its meaning. Leaders in organisations are increasingly confronted with Industry 4.0 and have to be aware of its potential impacts.

There are many ways companies can improve their productivity, quality and processes. However, before starting an implementation, managers need to have a basic understanding of the core elements and technologies and how their interaction leads to Industry 4.0. Subsequently, they can think of new business models and specific strategies to implement Industry 4.0.


Target Group
Upper management, decision makers and executives with responsibilities for innovation or strategy development.


Interest in industry 4.0


Training Outcomes
After completing this workshop, the participants will be familiar with the core elements and basic technologies of Industry 4.0. They understand how the core elements and technologies are connected and can take a holistic approach to improve processes and products. Furthermore, they understand the opportunities of developing new business models and what to take into account when implementing new strategies towards Industry 4.0.

- Introduction to Industry 4.0.

- Difference between Industry 3.0 and 4.0.

- Overview of the core elements and technologies of Industry 4.0, e.g. RFID, NFC, M2M communication, vertical & horizontal integration, decentralised self-controlling production, augmented reality.

- Social-technological developments and their consequences.

- I 4.0 Business Models and creating new business ideas.

- Bottom-Up and Top-Down strategies to implement Industry 4.0.

- Competences development Industry 4.0.

- Change Management Industry 4.0.

N.B Course contents are only a guide and will be covered as far as time permits.


Courses take place over two days at Festo in Northampton and are available in-house on request.


Industry 4.0 Course Outline.pdf132.21 KB

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