Industry 4.0 or SMART Industry: dramatically improving through digitization

  • A huge acceleration in the process of continuous improvement


Currently, the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is taking place. There are several definitions for Industry 4.0, also known as SMART Industry. All, however, involve dramatically improving productivity through automation and digitization by making smart use of new digital technologies. By making data from different phases of the production process available inside and outside the factory, improvements within the chain can occur relatively easily, making projects no longer isolated. Therefore, quality of data and software will be a crucial in Industry 4.0, as most technologies such as Big Data, AI and IoT are based on it. Thus, the new quality management system will have to focus primarily on simple and smart data processing.


Industry 4.0, how?

For many organizations, the transition is not easy. Often, organizations do not know where to start and what to invest in. In addition, it lacks knowledge, This is exactly where our people can help you!

Indeed, Symbol helps organizations to:

  • establishing a roadmap using its CIMM™ model
  • learn about Industry 4.0 and Process Mining at its SMART Experience Center
  • train employees on process mining, data and Industry 4.0 / SMART Industry
  • getting in touch with the right partners


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Specifically, you can now turn to us for the following services.

If you would like to spar further with us about the possibilities within your organization, please contact us at 053 – 20 30 240 or leave your details in the form at the bottom of this page. We will get back to you as soon as possible!


The history of Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution includes, after the first (mechanization through the steam engine from 1750), the second (introduction of electricity, internal combustion engines and radio from 1870, emergence of mass production through the assembly line), the third (new forms of communication and the computer from 1950, which gave rise to globalization, digitization and robotization) and now, therefore, the fourth. Characteristic of this fourth industrial revolution is further digitization (availability and use of the Internet and IoT (Internet of Things), integration of technical processes and business processes at organizations and digital mapping and virtualization of the “real” world) allowing more and more devices to communicate with each other, leading to “the smart factory. These developments are changing many things, including Lean Six Sigma and quality management within organizations