Glossary

Manufacturing 4.0

Manufacturing 4.0 is a term that describes the proliferation of digital technologies across the manufacturing industry. Some manufacturing 4.0 applications include sensor-enabled hardware that can send status updates over the air to centralized digital platforms that can analyze the data. In another example, manufacturers can deploy new software and services to hardware in the field.

Taken as a whole, manufacturing 4.0 technology can improve productivity and efficiency as well as reduce costs. Manufacturing 4.0 is synonymous with Industry 4.0, and is also sometimes called the Fourth Industrial Revolution.