Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way manufacturing operations are carried out, and it will shift the central industrial control system to a smart setup that bridges the physical and digital world.
Industry 4.0 is creating cyber-physical systems that will network a production process that enables value creation and real-time optimization.
The key factor that is driving the revolution is the advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The algorithms involved in AI utilize the data collected from cyber-physical systems, resulting in more efficient manufacturing.
Industry 4.0 will have a powerful impact on manufacturing, and it will be astronomical as operations can be automatically optimized to produce increased profit margins.
Additionally, the use of AI and smart manufacturing will also positively impact the environment because the technologies that are being used to optimize profits can be simultaneously used to produce insights into a company’s carbon footprint and speed up its sustainability.
The majority of these methods are currently available to help companies reduce their GHG emissions now, and other forms will have the potential to reduce global GHG emissions in the future.