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Understanding the Three Stages of Industry 4.0

By:  - February 22, 2022  


Although the term "Industry 4.0" has been around for over a decade, there has not been the explosion of "Smart Factories" promised by futurists. This is because Industry 4.0 is not a singular event or mix of technologies, but a revolution occurring in three stages: The Aspirational Stage, The Reactive Technology Stage and the Proactive Technologies Stage. Most manufacturers are now moving beyond the Aspirational Stage and are asking detailed questions about how, exactly, to get pilot projects off the ground. 

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