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Industry 4.0: 2 basic questions

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

There is much to say about Industry 4.0 (cyber physical production systems).

But two basic questions on Industry 4.0 are required:

1) Is Industry 4.0 the solution proposed for this crisis?

If we look at the previous evolution, it seems that yes (Industry 1.0 of the 18th century – the solution for the crisis of the 18th century, Industry 2.0 from the beginning of the 20th century – the solution for the crisis in ’29 -’33, Industry 3.0 of the 70s – the oil crisis solution). Is Industry 4.0 a kind of energy of the future? and

2) Is the society as a whole ready for this long-term solution?

Source: Alin Posteucă on LinkedIn

Strategic productivity and profitability consultant and researcher, Alin Posteucă, Ph.D., Ph.D. is transforming the way companies approach their strategic transformation. With over 20 years of management consulting experience, Posteucă has created effective concepts such as Strategic Kaizen, Takt Profit, KAIZENshiro Budgets and Costing. His research on production flow has led to innovative breakthroughs in strategic and operational productivity improvement.

Posteucă's investigation into typologies of losses and waste has identified feasible improvements that can achieve the ideal state of production flow, known as Synchronous Profitable Operations (SPO). His Takt Profit model allows the optimization of production planning, transforming profit per minute into objectives for strategic improvements achieved through Strategic Kaizen projects.

Posteucă's research has led to increased effectiveness in strategic improvements and has set the stage for future productivity in the world of manufacturing technology. He is laureate of the Romanian Academy of the "Traian Vuia" Prize, the highest scientific prize in Romania.