Fit for the future
However much people talk about digitization, it can be difficult for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular to embark upon the process of digital transformation and to convince themselves that the effort is worthwhile. In reality, therefore, Industry 4.0 remains something of a theoretical construct at many companies. Nevertheless, more efficient processes can quickly deliver real added value for staff and businesses alike, provided that they are easy to implement. Fraunhofer IIS is therefore developing specific technology-based solutions for production and logistics that build on the internal processes at SMEs, offering straightforward integration and thereby equipping businesses for the digital future.
Digitization as a competitive factor – added value for staff and companies
Less theory, more practice: as part of the research project »Technologies and Solutions for Digitized Value Creation«, we can help your company to adopt Industry 4.0 solutions. By examining your existing intralogistics and industrial processes, we will identify specific starting points and contexts for promising applications. Building on your production and logistics processes, expertise, and resources, we will work with you to implement clearly defined digitization solutions. To this end, Fraunhofer IIS is currently exploring five examples of practical applications that involve interaction between humans and technology. These applications are tested under realistic conditions at our Test and Application Center L.I.N.K. in Nuremberg.