Industry 4.0: Guidelines for the Operational Implementation of Digital Networking


The WZL as guest at the DIGITAL FUTUREcongress

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On November 5, 2019, the DIGITAL FUTUREcongress, the largest congress trade fair on the subject of digitization for small and medium-sized businesses in North Rhine-Westphalia, will take place in Essen. Christoph Kelzenberg, Chief Engineer and Head of the Department Business Development at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University, will be part of the panel "Work 4.0 & FUTUREThinking" with his lecture "Industry 4.0: Guidelines for the Operational Implementation of Digital Networking".

The presentation is based on the 2018 published WZL study Industry 4.0 – Implement it!, which provides ideas and recommendations for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions. Only 20 percent of German companies are considered to be successfully digitized. A major reason for this is the lack of organizational structures and specifications as well as high investment and development costs. Christoph Kelzenberg not only presents an organizational and procedural framework for the operative implementation of existing potentials, but also a model for quantifying the benefits of Industry 4.0 use cases.

In addition to the lecture, you will also find our experts at our Fair Stand A11 in Exhibition Hall 8. We cordially invite you to get to know us and exchange ideas!

The DIGITAL FUTUREcongress will be held under the patronage of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. More than 3,000 participants are expected to attend the event on November 5, 2019. Topics relating to the optimization of processes and procedures as well as new business models in medium-sized companies will be presented and discussed on 5 stages and in over 15 workshops. In addition, more than 150 exhibitors will be attending in Exhibition Hall 8.

The program and further information on participation can be found on the website of the DIGITAL FUTUREcongress.

With the campaign code "cREAOL" you can generate a free ticket as a partner of the WZL – while stocks last – by registering on the website of the DIGITAL FUTUREcongress.