Industry 4.0 Boot Camp Program

We’re in the midst of a significant transformation regarding the way we produce products thanks to the digitization of manufacturing. This transition is so compelling that it is being referred to as “Industry 4.0” to represent the fourth revolution that has occurred in manufacturing.

From the first industrial revolution (mechanization through water and steam power) to the mass production and assembly lines using electricity in the second, the fourth industrial revolution will take what was started in the third with the adoption of computers and automation and enhance it with smart and autonomous systems fueled by data and machine learning.

We understand why an increasing amount of organizations are starting to turn their attention towards the emerging and disruptive Industry 4.0 trends to streamline enterprise operations and reduce costs, drive performance and maximize value. We would therefore like to invite you to come and participate in our Industry 4.0 Boot Camp Program.

The Industry 4.0 Boot Camp Program is an intensive workshop that is tailored to take advantage of the many potential benefits around these emerging and disruptive trends. Industry 4.0 can, for instance, provide manufacturers many benefits such as improved efficiency, lower costs, higher revenues, and increased innovation, and changes the basis of competition in the manufacturing industry.

You can download our 1-page PDF brochure of the program here.

Blueprint for Digital Success

That might sound like an overstatement for a futuristic vision, but it’s not. Industry 4.0 came about not just as an approach to use new technologies, but to fundamentally change the equation for manufacturing. Industry 4.0 will allow much greater agility and mix in a factory without sacrificing quality, cost, or speed. That will allow the company to innovate more rapidly and gain greater revenues.

Customers have always looked for low-cost, perfect quality, and immediate availability. Increasingly, though, customers want all of that for a configured, customized or unique product. Typically manufacturers can offer one or two of those, at the expense of the others. Cost, quality and speed were seen as tradeoffs. For a custom product, you might get quality, but almost never low cost or rapid delivery.

Industry 4.0 is designed to change all that by providing benefits in six specific categories:

  1. Efficiency
    With fewer people and more automation, companies can make decisions more rapidly and keep efficiency high. Automation also tends to keep quality high, and that’s an area that further boosts efficiency.
  1. Agility
    With a focus on high mix, small lots, and even one-off manufacturing, Industry 4.0 brings agility to the next level. When products know their own specifications, it accelerates processes throughout production processes.
  1. Innovation
    Since Industry 4.0 production lines are made to accommodate high mix and low volumes, they are ideally suited to new product introduction and experimentation in design. The extreme visibility from Internet of Things feeds at intelligent products and equipment enables deeper understanding of what works in both product and process design.
  1. Customer experience
    The responsiveness and deep information availability available with Industry 4.0 mean manufacturers can give customers better service. In some cases, self-service views into the operation may be possible. Detailed, yet in-context, data from MES can be a foundation for quickly resolving issues between customers and manufacturer.
  1. Costs
    While Industry 4.0 will require initial investments, once the intelligence is built into products and processes, the costs will plummet. Fewer quality problems lead to less material waste, lower personnel and operating costs. The speed and ability to handle such a high mix seamlessly will also lower costs.
  1. Revenues
    With better quality, lower costs, higher mix, and the ability to serve customers well, Industry 4.0 puts manufacturers on a path to be a preferred supplier to current customers. It also opens up ways to serve larger markets, offer customized and thus higher-margin products, and with intelligent products and operations to offer services to accompany the products.

The Industry 4.0 Roadmap

We know that building the right Industry 4.0 roadmap is the key to success. In the Industry 4.0 Boot Camp Program, you learn how to define and sharpen your Industry 4.0 Vision and Strategy, identification of emerging and disruptive forces and trends that impacts your company, and assess any potential changes this brings to the enterprise’s way of working. Building the Industry 4.0 roadmap is therefore the first critical step in any Industry 4.0 project.

Our Industry 4.0 Boot Camp Program is a program which is specifically tailored to each company and its team of participants, and can be designed around the following topics:

  • What can you learn from other Industry 4.0 initiatives: Best practice in what others have done, what works and what doesn’t work: 1-2 days (depending on whether it is done in combination with any of the other points below).
  • Creation or refinement of an Industry 4.0 Vision (including the main goals and objectives): 2-3 days.
  • The development of an Industry 4.0 Strategy (including the strategic goals and objectives): 2-3 days.
  • Emerging and disruptive trends (identification of emerging and disruptive trends and forces): 3-4 days.
  • The development of a complete Industry 4.0 Roadmap.

Examples of specific Industry 4.0 workshops:

  • Develop an Industry 4.0 Vision & Strategy.
  • Identification of emerging and disruptive Industry 4.0 Forces & Trends.
  • Rethinking the Process & Service Landscape from an Industry 4.0 perspective.
  • Industry 4.0 and Digitalization.
  • The Digital Agenda around an Industry 4.0 Concept.
  • Industry 4.0 and Company Culture.

The Industry 4.0 Boot Camp Program is offered at different lengths of education and training, and is certified and designed by the Global University Alliance.

Learn, Apply & Impact

The Industry 4.0 Boot Camp Program provides executives and their team with a practical hands-on workshop setting to explore the latest thinking, standards and patterns of Industry 4.0 leaders, and immediately applies new skills to their own Blockchain project. We also build cross-functional skills to solve complex problems, create opportunities, and make a powerful impact consistently by responding to evolving leadership challenges and exposing them to the latest groundbreaking ideas and techniques.

We offer a unique blend of classroom training, access to relevant academic research and standards, and we top it off with Individual Performance Coaching that ensures competencies and measurable impact go beyond the classroom. The workshop introduces a comprehensive guide through the different steps of the roadmap development process – from ideation to implementation.

  • Learn what other companies that uses Industry 4.0 have done.
  • Find out what you can do with Industry 4.0.
  • Define your Industry 4.0 vision and strategy.
  • Decide and choose what to start with.
  • Develop your own Industry 4.0 Roadmap.

All participants will be actively engaged with applying repeatable standards, i.e.:

  1. Industry 4.0 Best Practices (what works); and
  2. Industry 4.0 Leading Practices (patterns of outperformers).

Important to note is that the Industry 4.0 Boot Camp Program requires input from interested parties as the program is tailored to each individual, team or organization and is customized with planned dates and location.

To request a customized or closed program, or if you have questions about registration or multi-attendee discounts, please contact us.

The Industry 4.0 Workshops can tailored to your needs and wants. The most common setup/concepts is applied below. Please note that the workshop registration fee covers tuition, handouts, case materials, conference facilities. It doesn’t include VAT, your transport or your hotel.

We have 5 different workshops for the program, and they can be reviewed in this table:

Level Workshop Type Days Course Cost
5 Sophisticated 3 x 5 days (+3 days of preparation and 3 days after work) Project Teaching & Coaching – 150K Euro
4 Advanced 2 x 5 days (+2 days of preparation and 2 days after work) Project Teaching & Coaching – 110K Euro
3 Progressive 5 days (+1 days of preparation and 1 days after work) Closed Course – 60K Euro
2 Foundational 3 days (+1 days of preparation and 1 days after work) Closed Course – 45K Euro
1 Basic 2 days Closed Course – 25K Euro

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for business executives and managers who are considering, rethinking or shaping a Industry 4.0 concept.