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Importance of factory layout in Tesla

10 min In a post published in December 2021, Brian Wang says Elon Musk and Tesla will be able to deliver factories or production systems 100 times faster by applying the Agile methodology. In 2016, Elon stated the need to upgrade the factory every two years to achieve ten times better productivity in ten years.…

Cloud & Edge Computing

20 min Most of the key concepts provided in lesson 3 and 4 have been provided from the book “A Brief guide to Cloud Computing” written by Christopher Barnatt, an Associate Professor of Computing & Future Studies in Nottingham University Business School. For people who are interested in a deeper understanding on Cloud computing, the book…

Modeling

10 min The first thing to do in the digital twin implementation process is the creation of a model of our system. But what is a model? A model essentially consists of a virtual representation (in this case digital) of a system. A model essentially describe the key features, such as geometry, information flow, hardware…

Success applications of digital twins

30 min The topic of digital twin is relatively new and there’s so much information out there which is confusing. One question often asked is: do digital twins already exist in our world? Well, the answer is yes, they do. There have been many industrial sectors in which to the digital twins have been implemented…

Augmented Reality

10 min “Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) can be considered two sides of the same coin. They both aim to extend the sensorial environment of an individual by mediating reality through technology. The former relies on an alternative setting to experience, while the latter improves existent elements with additional layers of meaning. According…

Virtual Reality

30 min Virtual Reality (VR) is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment. It incorporates mainly auditory and visual feedback, but may also allow other types of sensory feedback like haptic. This immersive environment can be similar to the real world or it can be fantastical. History of Virtual Reality 1838 The…

Horizontal & Vertical IT Systems Integration

20 min With Industry 4.0, companies, departments, functions, and capabilities will become much more cohesive, as cross-company, universal data-integration networks evolve and enable truly automated value chains. In this section a short glimpse on IT systems and benefits on integrating them will be provided. Organizations have traditionally been structured around business functions, supported by individual…

Cybersecurity

20 min https://youtu.be/5gRP915728Q “If you are not concerned about cybersecurity, you don’t know enough about it.” Cyber-crime is now the fastest-growing industry on the planet, with estimated revenues of $445 billion in 2016, according the World Economic Forum. That figure is expected to more than double in the next few years. Below is a Top…

Big Data Analytics

15 min “Information is the fuel of the XXI Century and Data Analytics the combustion engine” Peter Sondergaard, Former EVP, Research & Advisory at Gartner https://youtu.be/aeHqYLgZP84 “Big Data” is a buzzword and a “vague term”. In the Industry 4.0 context, “Big Data Analytics” refers to method of predictive analyses that are used to extract value…

Internet of Things (IoT)

20 min https://youtu.be/LlhmzVL5bm8 ​Internet of Things can be identified probably as the core technology on which Industry 4.0 is founded: the interconnectivity of a wide range of different systems to exchange data in real time to improve the system efficiency and productivity. The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of devices that contain electronics,…