Industry 4.0 Holds a Great Potential for Manufacturers, So Why haven’t They Started? A Multiple Case Study of Small and Medium Sized Danish Manufacturers

Maria Stoettrup Schioenning Larsen, Mats Magnusson, Astrid Heidemann Lassen

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Abstract

Despite the potential of Industry 4.0 and the increasing interest from the manufacturing industry, the adoption of Industry 4.0 is still lacking behind in SMEs in the manufacturing industry. In this paper, we explore why this is happening. The research is based on a multiple case study of 24 small and medium sized Danish manufacturing companies, which have all started their Industry 4.0 journey. We analyze the case data from the perspective of dynamic capabilities. Our findings show that the companies experience multiple barriers related to the sensing and seizing capabilities, which hinder their engagement with Industry 4.0. The lack of capabilities to sense and seize opportunities in relation to Industry 4.0 leads us to question whether manufacturers understand Industry 4.0 as a strategic asset or a set of disconnected technology improvements which may bring benefits to the operations, but do not utilize the systemic potential of Industry 4.0.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelTowards Sustainable Customization: Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems : Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems - Proceedings of the 8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference CARV 2021 and 10th World Mass Customization and Personalization Conference MCPC 2021
RedaktørerAnn-Louise Andersen, Rasmus Andersen, Thomas Ditlev Brunoe, Maria Stoettrup Schioenning Larsen, Kjeld Nielsen, Alessia Napoleone, Stefan Kjeldgaard
Antal sider9
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2022
Sider721-729
ISBN (Trykt)9783030906993
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2022
Begivenhed8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable
and Virtual Production Conference And 10th World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference
- Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg, Danmark
Varighed: 1 nov. 20212 nov. 2021

Konference

Konference8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable
and Virtual Production Conference And 10th World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference
LokationAalborg Universitet
Land/OmrådeDanmark
ByAalborg
Periode01/11/2102/11/21

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