Smart Engineering – The Impact of Industry 4.0 on PLM

Industry 4.0 offers companies considerable opportunities but also presents new challenges. Without smart connected products, there can be no digital factories and no digital transformation of business process and business models. The development of smart products requires the intelligent linking of engineering processes across different companies and across different domains.

That is what we mean by “Smart Engineering “. A prerequisite for Smart Engineering is an overhaul of existing PLM architectures and end-to-end digitalization of the entire product lifecycle.

But how do you begin this type of vast overhaul?

In this white paper you will learn:

  • About the challenges posed by Industry 4.0
  • How transitioning to a “Smart Engineering” paradigm is essential for product growth
  • About the tools and concepts that are at the core of the “Smart Engineering” approach


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