Read about the relationship between Industry 4.0 and continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.
There’s a new and useful article at PwC on What would Continuous Improvement look like in the Industry 4.0 World? It explores the relationship between Industry 4.0, Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement. It concludes there are synergies between Industry 4.0 and Lean Six Sigma in that they both fall under the umbrella of Continuous Improvement:
Industry 4.0 provides new tools and solutions to provide for Continuous Improvement. It provides ways to improve processes by addressing the root cause of problems by eliminating waste and reducing variation. Industry 4.0 can be used within the context of Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control:
You can start by first looking at Continuous Improvement in terms of:
- Problem Solving
… and then implement using Industry 4.0.
“Continuous Improvement can pave the way, create the necessary buy-in, and prepare the company for the innovation brought by the Industry 4.0 solutions”