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M1 J24 southbound exit | Southbound | Road Works
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J24 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 27 April 2018 to 15:30 on 27 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 30 April 2018 to 4 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 8 May 2018 to 11 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
6 min 50 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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