Industry 4.0: How to invest in enhanced performance with confidence and clarity

Dale Williams, Partner, KPMG and Alec McCullie, Associate Director, KPMG 


Whether it’s the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data or Augmented Decision Support, it’s clear that these next-generation technologies hold the potential to be truly transformative for businesses and their operations.

Despite the promise, digital leaders can find themselves ‘stuck’: their data- and technology-led approach yet to deliver the promised benefits. Many have experimented with pilot projects but are now struggling to find a return on investment as they scale.

We can help. Our operations specialists met with global manufacturers leading the Industry 4.0 journey. They visited over 26 industry leading plants and operations sites, interviewing executives to get beyond the hype and discover what is really going on.

In our Industry 4.0 benchmarking study and thought leadership we share:

  • Why starting with technology or data is back-to-front
  • How Industry 4.0 must be led by the business users, not the engineers or data scientists
  • How executives can gain the confidence and clarity to lead the Industry 4.0 transformation

KPMG can help you build an Industry 4.0 roadmap with confidence and clarity that best fits your organisation's strategy – whether that is to enable, accelerate or disrupt. Our performance-led and user-centric approach selects the blend of technologies that best meet the needs of your business, not the technologists. The roadmap will sequence established technology with targeted innovation, giving an overall Return on Investment that delivers on the performance promise.


Contact us to understand how you can build your strategic Industry 4.0 roadmap.

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