INDUSTRY 4.0: THE DIGITALIZATION AS A CHANCE

Specifically speaking, Industry 4.0 means linking machines, industrial goods and the tasks of employees via cutting edge Internet technology. It increases the efficiency of your company. You not only enhance your competitiveness, but also your profits are optimized and the future of your enterprise is secured.

Your company benefits from substantial technological and economic advantages in the market, e.g.:

  • Data-based product development and optimization
  • Establishing predictive maintenance
  • Implementing new digital business models
  • Building Services-as-a-Product (SaaS)
  • Intelligent and highly efficient logistic concepts

LeanBI Brochure Industry 4.0 (PDF download)

Make your processes easier and safer and increase the quality of your product. It will ensure your competitiveness.

The potential of data is often inadequately realized – this is true even if the manufacturers constantly optimize their processes and products.

Be it downtimes, output quantities or product quality: all these can be optimized using data analysis and data modeling. They make it easier to spot whether individual elements, e.g. sensors need to be replaced by cheaper and more reliable parts.

Thanks to modern visualization and modeling techniques, data analysis is able to recognize all the important influencing parameters. The models can then be included in the process as control and status functions. This results in significantly improved working areas and processes.

Learn more about the possibilities through industry 4.0 in our use cases:

Process optimization in the electronics industry (PDF for download)
Process optimization of cotton swab (PDF download)

Predictive Maintenance not only reduces operating costs, it most importantly prevents expensive and time-consuming production losses.

Maintenance plans are often static and little adapted to the individual process components. Usually, a predefined plan determines when the next maintenance will happen.

It is seen as quite sufficient by many companies and they overlook the fact that maintenance can also be optimized. If you have a deeper knowledge about the parts to be serviced, you will not only save costs, but will also shorten downtimes – and thus achieve more consistent operating conditions.

Predictive Maintenance minimizes expensive downtime, saves costs and ultimately increases product quality. This makes it an essential success factor for your company.

For more information, see the following use cases for “Predictive Maintenance”:

Pump maintenance with Predictive Maintenance (PDF download)
Predictive Maintenance for Conveyor Systems (PDF download)


Be it further development of existing business models or development of new business models, advancements in digitization offer many new opportunities for companies. This is equally true for SMEs.

Companies in high quality countries, e.g. In Switzerland or in Germany can also profit from these opportunities. In order to remain competitive in the long term, companies must always be on the ball.

A future-oriented option is not to solely rely on product sales. Products can also be bundled with own services or can even be offered as independent services (PaaS)..

For services, it is usually necessary to collect intensive measurement data on the product. This is the only way to ensure continuous information about the operating conditions. This also offers the opportunity to wait for the right time for products and to monitor whether the Service Level Agreements will be adhered to. This information can also be used directly for further product development.

Read more about new digital business segments in the following use cases:

Product as a Service of Gears (PDF download)
Product as a Service for Turbines (PDF download))