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In the seventies, science still believed that the plagues of mankind would soon be defeated (Clinical Infectious Diseases: Fauci, 2001). But we are currently experiencing quite the opposite.
With its high export ratio, the plant and mechanical engineering sector is a flagship of the German economy. The products represent high quality, a high level of innovation and, lastly, a strong customer focus. According to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Germany is the world’s third largest producer of machinery, and the industry is dominated by medium-sized enterprises to this day. The main sales markets are...
Many companies are already deploying Industry 4.0 technologies. With Industry 4.0, they are primarily pursuing the objectives of increased productivity, reduced costs, improved quality, and shorter product launch times. New business models still have a minor role to play.
We are living in the VUCA@WORLD (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity): high volatility of demand, growing uncertainty in markets, rising complexity, the individualisation of products, and the development of entirely novel technologies permanently accompany every company nowadays.