Industry 4.0: how to develop your PMI thanks to new technologies?

For several years now, the fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.0, has been underway. In general, it refers to information and communication technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) or artificial intelligence (AI). It responds to a societal need to consume differently: shorten lead times, offer a more personalized experience, produce locally, etc.

For manufacturers, this implies major changes in the way they operate. Although this is a great challenge, it is essential to have a competitive advantage over its competitors. In its latest white paperTimsoft, a major player in the digital transformation of companies, reveals how to seize these innovations to take its PMI to the next level.

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Recommendations for entering Industry 4.0

Before bringing your PMI into Industry 4.0, it is essential to look at the trends on which to capitalize, and the methods to adopt. The goal is to become more productive. To help you, Timsoft gives you several recommendations. The first is to equip yourself with a cloud ERP (Enterprise resource planning) system. Concretely, it allows you to simultaneously manage several facets of your business: accounting, purchasing, projects, etc. To choose the right software, three steps must be followed: define your needs, determine your budget and compare market offers.

Recruiting and keeping top talent is also on the list of Industry 4.0 goals. For SMIs, the challenge is therefore to rethink internal processes: employee training, flexible working methods, recruitment strategy, etc. To simplify the first days of new employees, it is for example possible to create a data with models of missions already carried out. They will be able to rely on these documents to construct their work. They gain in autonomy, and the company in productivity.

These are just two of the recommendations offered by Timsoft. You will get more avenues for improvement in this guide.

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Discover the technologies and innovations of tomorrow

One question remains, however: what technologies should be favored to take the turn of industry 4.0? The health crisis has highlighted the need for certain tools, especially with the rise of telework. To manage your team in this new framework, several simple solutions can be adopted. One of them is e-cafes, which replace informal discussions around the coffee machine. The goal is to maintain communication at a distance.

In addition to organization, SMIs must also rely on technology to increase productivity. Many of them make it possible to automate business processes. For example, the QR code can be used to promote events. A second is enough for prospects to scan it with their smartphone and access the ticket office. E-merchants can also use it to send them to the link of their online store. The QR code then becomes a real communication tool.

It should therefore be said that Industry 4.0 holds many advantages for SMIs. Thanks to innovations, companies can reduce their costs, automate tasks and gain in competitiveness. In short, everything you need to get your business off the ground. This white paper will introduce you to all the technologies to put in place to succeed in becoming a smarter society.

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Industry 4.0: how to develop your PMI thanks to new technologies?


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