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Industry 4.0: Current Trend and Future Scope for Further Research in High Performance Manufacturing

EasyChair Preprint no. 3677

10 pagesDate: June 24, 2020


The fourth industrial revolution requires that personalization processes of mass productions evolve towards flexible, interconnected, cloud production with greater automation in its machines and operations, called Industry 4.0 (I4.0). However, a homogeneous I4.0 concept, infrastructure state, and other issues are still scarce, making difficult to determinate in the specialized literature, the threshold between recent manufacturing and challenges that companies had to reach competitive advantage through I4.0 inclusion. Despite becoming one of the most popular strategies for continuous improvement, many plants are struggling to turn I4.0 into a success. Therefore, this paper analyzes the current trends of Industry 4.0 in High Performance Manufacturing (HPM), aiming to consolidate the existing knowledge on both subjects, providing a starting point for academics and practitioners seeking to implement I4.0 in plants and offering suggestions for future examination. This systematic literature review aims to synthesize, organize, and structure the stock of knowledge relating to I4.0 and HPM. The results show that HPM papers do not evidence a holistic evaluation of I.40 principles and foundations. There exists in HPM literature manufacturing practices that permit evaluate technology inclusion and their performance but not their autonomy, cloud computing and network between machines, supplier, and processes. The HPM papers trends are related with issues such as adaptability, flexibility, reconfigurability, new information technologies, modularity, automation, etc. Regarding study limitations, it is necessary to study current I4.0 adoption level, technological infrastructure, and cultural factors. The practical implications are focused in the identification of manufacturing practices used in specialized literature to measure how technology inclusion increase companies’ performance, proving the technological infrastructure and I4.0 maturity level.

Keyphrases: High Performance Manufacturing, HPM project, Industry 4.0, Information Technology, knowledge-based economy, Technology Management

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  author = {Mario Roberto Acevedo Amaya and Cesar Humberto Ortega-Jiménez and Jose Antonio Dominguez Machuca and Rafaela Alfalla-Luque},
  title = {Industry 4.0: Current Trend and Future Scope for Further Research in High Performance Manufacturing},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3677},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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