SMART Industry / Industry 4.0

For all employees involved in product development, engineering or manufacturing who want to know what SMART Industry can do for their organization.
1 day
Certificate of Attendance
Study load: 16 hours
  • A one-day master class for anyone who wants to explore what Smart Industry can do for their organization.
  • This master class will cover all the new techniques and developments.
  • After this training, you will be familiar with the interrelationship of the various elements of SMART Industry and be able to weave the insights into your organization’s strategy.


We are currently at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as “SMART Industry,” or “Industry 4.0,” as it is called in Germany. In collaboration with Smart Industry partners, a one-day master class was developed that allows participants to gain basic knowledge about the various SMART Industry elements. During this training, the interrelationship of the various elements will be addressed

To remain successful in the future, the speed with which the organization can adapt plays a crucial role. Adaptability depends not only on technological innovation, but in addition on the adaptability of employees. To keep up with the pace of change, employees will need to constantly evolve.


For whom

This training is intended for anyone (managers, engineers and project leaders) involved in vision and strategy, or product development and production. If you want to know what SMART Industry or Industry 4.0 can mean for your organization, then this training offers an important first step in that.



The introduction will consist of getting to know the participants. Why are we sitting here? What do we want to learn? What do we think the future of manufacturing will look like? We will cover the history of the four industrial revolutions and the various elements of Smart Industry including Smart Product Development, Mass Customization, Digital Factory, Cyber Physical systems and Operational Management 4.0. Furthermore, we are looking at employee development in this area (Future way of working), including new functions, competency development and the transformation process.

After this master class, you will have been introduced to many new techniques and developments. In doing so, it provides tools to shape the vision and strategy for the organization and insight about the future of production.


Training opportunity

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Training content

Topics include:

Smart Product Development

Producing the products for the future begins with the design process. What products do we currently make and what products will we continue to develop in the future? What opportunities and threats do we see? The classic value strategies Product Leadership, Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy are merging into one common value strategy, Product Life Cycles are getting shorter and shorter, and Sustainability is becoming increasingly important.

  • Smart Product development
  • Smart Industry Canvas
  • Agile product development
  • Digital Twin


Mass Customization

The playing field has changed in recent decades from a local to a national and meanwhile a global market. At the same time, consumer demands and expectations are changing: products are becoming increasingly customer-specific. Consumers are turning into “Prosumers. By linking the Internet and production in SMART Factories, the Prosumer can directly influence the production process. Orders from Prosumers are incorporated directly into the design process and production planning.

  • Customers vs. Prosumers
  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D printing & Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)


Digital Factory

Machines, goods and parts communicate among themselves about scheduling, processing and raw materials needed. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a way to digitally transform manufacturing. Industrial IoT uses a network of sensors to collect critical production data. IIoT uses the Cloud to store this data and uses software to turn data into performance dashboards. New techniques and software to analyze and interpret this data are becoming available.

  • Digital work instructions & forms
  • Digital standups
  • Industrial Internet of things (IIoT)
  • Smart sensors
  • Data warehousing (SCADA / MES)
  • Data science


Cyber Physical systems

The factory of the future consists of intelligent self-learning robots. These so-called “Cyber Physical Systems” are Lego bricks that all fit together and communicate with each other. Machines are themselves “customers” and call in raw materials and maintenance as needed. Each product is uniquely identified, making it clear at each processing site which operation the product must undergo. Different types of products are on the same production line and may undergo different operations. Safe “Cobots” work with operators on the same line.

  • Cyber-Physical systems
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).
  • Cobots (Collaborative Robots)
  • Self-learning equipment (Machine learning)
  • Machine Vision


Operational Management 4.0

Organizations will need to perform at the highest level of Operational Excellence and continuously improve processes. Applying Lean, Six Sigma and Smart maintenance help reduce variation and increase process capability and predictable maintenance. In these modules we will cover a number of components that will make their appearance in manufacturing companies in the near future in controlling operational processes.

  • Performance management (Active Cockpit / Power BI)
  • Process Mining
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Augmented Reality
  • Plant & Process simulation


Competent Workforce

As digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution begin to transform the production lines of the future, both managers and employees must embrace a work environment that is expected to combine advanced technology and digital skills with unique human abilities to achieve the highest level of productivity. What do the job roles of the future look like? Which functions are disappearing? What skills are needed?

  • Job related trends
  • Skills for tomorrow workers
  • Future jobs personas



The future way of manufacturing is not all about production lines and workers. How we are going to do that without depleting the earth is also very important. Both the design of new products and the production process must consider material availability, emissions, energy use, reusability, etc.

  • EcoDesign EU requirements
  • Background Sustainability
  • Lifecycle Design Strategy Wheel (LiDS).
  • EcoDesign Databases



The training provides handouts for each participant.






1 day.


Study Load

The total course load for this one-day course is approximately 16 hours.

The cost for the training is €695 (excluding VAT) per participant. You may be eligible for various grants, depending on the industry you work in.

This price includes:

  • Proof of participation (upon request)
  • Lunch


Incompany: plan the training as a group within your own organization

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This training can be provided in-company. The training is then tailored to the organization so that during the training the translation between the theory and your own practice is made immediately. Contact us for a variety of options.


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This training is part of the Master Black Belt training. If you complete this full 7-day Master Black Belt training, you will receive the LSSA Master Black Belt certificate and a Master Black Belt digital badge.