Online Library Industrie 4.0

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The VDMA accompanies and supports its members on their way to Industrie 4.0. Here you will find an overview of the current publications on the subject.

Fit for Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0 Readiness Study

The study shows the readiness differences of the companies in the individual 4.0 dimensions and defines critical steps to reach the next level.

German and English
(published: October 2015)

An online self-check at
www.industrie40-readiness.de complements this study.
christian.mosch@vdma.org


Industrie 4.0 Guideline
Guiding principles for the implementation of Industrie 4.0 in small and medium sized businesses

The guideline will assist German mechanical and plant engineering companies in developing their own Industrie 4.0 implementation strategies and business models.

German and English and Spanish
(published: June 2015 / April 2016 / September 2017)
beate.stahl@vdma.org

 

 

Compilation Industrie 4.0 in Practice 

Industrie 4.0 is a crucial field of development on the path to the future of production. Best practice examples show that implementation is advancing.

Edition 2016: German and English
Edition 2017: German
Edition 2018: German
Edition 2019: German
manfred.otawa@vdma.org

 

Industry 4.0 in Industrial Plant Manufacturing - Revolution or Evolution?

While the current discussion focuses primarily on manufacturing in the intelligent factory and the corresponding logistics processes, the effects on upstream value-added phases have not yet been adequately identified. This study therefore discusses the opportunities for plant construction.
German and English
(published: November 2015)
olaf.stecken@vdma.org

 

 

Standards & OPC UA

Guideline Industrie 4.0 Communication with OPC UA 

OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) is the data exchange standard for secure industrial communication, independent of the manufacturer or platform, and thus a key technology for Industrie 4.0. The guideline helps German mechanical and plant engineering companies with the introduction and provides practical recommendations.

German and English
(published: April 2017)
christian.mosch@vdma.org

 

Guideline Interoperability through Standardized Features

The guideline supports the uniform application of product description characteristics in the sense of industry 4.0.

German
(published: 2019)
Order via vanessa.neumann@vdma.org
meinolf.groepper@vdma.org

 

 

Research & Innovation

R&D Pilot: Industrie 4.0 research projects

The R&D Pilot offers an overview over 100 Industrie 4.0 research projects.

German
(published: November 2017)
judith.binzer@vdma.org

 

 

 

Compilation Industrie 4.0 Research at German Research Institutes 

This compilation provides an overview of the German research landscape in this field. In it, more than 70 universities and institutes report on their current projects.

Edition 2016: German and English
Edition 2019: Deutsch and English
judith.binzer@vdma.org

 

 

Economy & Digital Strategies

Guideline Investment Calculation for Digitalization Projects and Industrie 4.0 Projects

With the model-based online tool "Investment Calculator 4.0" and the associated guidelines, the VDMA is setting new standards in the economic evaluation of digitisation projects.

Guide German
Investment calculator
(published: 2018)
bianca.illner@vdma.org

 

 

Study Platform Economics in Mechanical Engineering

The platform economy will ring in a new age in mechanical engineering, just as it has in the B2C sector. In the future, the added value provided via digital services and business models will be a key element in helping mechanical engineering companies stand out. The study offers insight.

German and English
(published: April 2018)
volker.schnittler@vdma.org

 

 

Whitepaper Platform Economics in Mechanical Engineering

The whitepaper offers practical tips and experiences from users.

German
(published: 2019)
Order via biljana.gabric@vdma.org
volker.schnittler@vdma.org

 

 

 

Guideline Successful Marketing of Digital Offers

The guideline presents four success patterns of digital service types: Integral Product Improvement, Complementary Service, Digital Intermediary and Digital Innovation. They make it easier for VDMA members to classify their own digital services.

German
(published: 2019)
robert.konjusic@vdma.org

 

Digital business models in plant engineering and construction in an international comparison

The study examines the status of digitization in large industrial plant engineering and the market requirements in 2025 by comparing German plant manufacturers with traditional and new, more digitally driven competitors worldwide, evaluating their market position and identifying areas for action.
English
(published: May 2019)
klaus.gottwald@vdma.org

 

 

Study Innovation and Quality

The current CMI study examines the question of what influence innovation and quality performance have on corporate success and how these are influenced by the areas of strategy, organization, management and culture.

German
(published: 2019)
frank.buenting@vdma.org

 

 

Guideline Fit for Service 

Do you want to find out how to make your service even more successful? Then use the results of the “Fit for Service” analysis of the VDMA benchmarks for customer service.

German
(published: 2017)
bianca.illner@vdma.org

 

 

Guideline Industrie 4.0 meets Lean 

Merging Industrie 4.0 with Lean Management offers great potential for successfully developing companies. The VDMA guideline is designed to help.

German and English
(published: 2017/2018)
christian.mosch@vdma.org
felix.prumbohm@vdma.org

 

 

Guideline Sensors for Industrie 4.0 

The guideline supports users and manufacturers of sensor systems in developing cost-effective sensor systems.

German and English
(published: March/May 2017)
judith.binzer@vdma.org

 

 

 

Guideline Value Generation from Machine Data 4.0

The guideline supports small and medium-sized mechanical engineering companies in the profitable self-exploitation of machine data. The focus is set on the entire value chain.

German and English
(published: 2019)
birgit.sellmaier@vdma.org

 

 

Guideline Retrofit for Industrie 4.0

In many companies there are machines that have been in use for a long time and are not yet networked. These existing machines must be integrated into the industrial Internet of Things. The guideline shows how to do this.

German
(published: 2020)
judith.binzer@vdma.org

 

 

Guideline Virtual Commissioning

The guideline supports companies in a step-by-step and structured introduction of virtual commissioning. A cost-benefit analysis and methodical instructions for action facilitate an efficient start.

German
(published: 2020)
christian.mosch@vdma.org

 

 

IMPULS Study: Innovation in Value Networks

How must cooperation and innovation processes change in the age of digitization? And how can suitable partners be identified? Answers to these and other questions are provided in a study by the IMPULS Foundation.

German
(published: 2020)
beate.stahl@vdma.org

 

 

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Quick Guide Machine Learning

The Quick Guide provides information on the opportunities, challenges and possible solutions of this technology.

German
(published: 2019)
guido.reimann@vdma.org

 

 

 

Study Machine Learning 2030

The study describes where and how machine learning will prevail in machine and plant construction.

German
(published: 2016)
eric.maiser@vdma.org

 

 

 

Guideline Self-learning Production Processes

The guideline "Self-learning production processes - introduction strategy for reinforcement learning in industrial practice" supports companies in introducing industrial machine learning.

German and Englisch
(published: 2019/2020)
judith.binzer@vdma.org

 

 

Final report: Intelligent and self-learning production processes

The research project "Intelligent and self-learning production processes (InPulS)" investigated how machines and systems can teach themselves the optimal processes with little data, both independently and through interaction with the environment. The final report documents the results.

German
(published: 2020)
judith.binzer@vdma.org


 

Guideline Artificial Intelligence

The guideline provides a compact introduction to the topic of artificial intelligence. Practical examples support especially medium-sized companies in abstracting the potentials in their own company. 

German
(published: 2020)
michael.schalk@vdma.org

 

 

 

Short Study on Fields of Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Production Environment 

The short study as part of "100 Landmarks for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg" makes it easier for companies to enter the topic area.

German
(published: 2019)

 

 

 

Data Protection & Security of Networked Systems

Guideline Data Protection & Industrie 4.0 

Industrie 4.0 often involves processing personal data. The guideline introduces companies to the topic, provides approaches for minimizing risks and raises awareness of data protection issues.

German and English
(published: June 2016)
daniel.vangeerenstein@vdma.org

 

 

Guideline Data Use

The "Guideline for Data Use - Orientation Guide to Contract Drafting for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises" introduces the complex matter of data sovereignty.

German
(published: 2019) 
daniel.vangeerenstein@vdma.org

 

 

Guideline Industrie 4.0 Security 

Industrie 4.0 is unthinkable without protecting the data and expertise involved in production processes across all companies. The guideline offers SMEs practical recommendations.

German and English
(published: April 2016)
steffen.zimmermann@vdma.org

 

 

Study Industrial Security in Mechanical and Plant Engineering

The study provides an insight into the current status of industrial security in the industry.

German, order via biljana.gabric@vdma.org
(published: 2019)
steffen.zimmermann@vdma.org


 

 

Study Cyber Risks in Mechanical and Plant Engineering

Where are the highest loss potentials to be expected? And how important is protection against cybercrime in companies? The study helps companies to assess risks and introduce appropriate measures.

German
(published: 2019)
tvoelker@vsma.org


 

Training & Work 4.0

Study Engineers for Industrie 4.0

The study shows which skills and competences are necessary for the implementation of Industrie 4.0 in companies.

German
(published: 2019)
joerg.friedrich@vdma.org


 

 

Study Industrie 4.0 – Qualification for 2025 

Industrie 4.0 is already changing the world of work today. The study provides an overview.

German
(published: May 2016)
joerg.friedrich@vdma.org


 

 

Study Leadership & Innovation 4.0

How can companies successfully introduce digital innovations? A VDMA study provides answers to these questions by highlighting important fields of action for future-oriented management.

German
(published: 2019)
andrea.veerkamp-walz@vdma.org

 

 

Brochure: Work 4.0 - How do we work in the future?

With practical examples from the fields of education, leadership, agility, labor law as well as human-machine-collaboration, the brochure gives impulses and assistance for the operational design of the future.

German
(published: May 2017)
fabian.seus@vdma.org

 

 

Short study: Work in Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg

Digitization and networking are changing our lives, our economy and more and more our work. The study is intended to stimulate the necessary dialogue about the sustainable design of our working environment.

German
(published: December 2017)
katharina.mattes@vdma.org

 

New Forms of Cooperation for Mechanical Engineering

Study Startup Affinity and Strategy in Mechanical Engineering

The start-up study for the mechanical and plant engineering industry shows how open the industry is to cooperation with young companies and how successfully it already cooperates with them.

German, order via future@vdma.org 
(published: 2019)
laura.dorfer@vdma.org

 

 

Startup Radar

With the Startup Radar, the VDMA offers a machine learning-based instrument with which suitable start-ups can be found worldwide.

German, order via future@vdma.org
(published: 2019)
laura.dorfer@vdma.org

 

 

 

Industrial Hackathons

The publication documents the already successful hackathons and reflects the experiences made.

German
(published: September 2017)
eric.maiser@vdma.org