May 17, 2021

On May 14, 2021, the Montanuniversitaet Leoben conducted an Online Workshop to transfer the most significant research findings regarding the potential usage of technologies and technological concepts in Smart Manufacturing, Smart Logistics, and Smart Organization Models to the local SMEs. During the interactive workshop, the participants were asked to assess the potential as well as the effort of every technology/concept. Moreover, the participants had the opportunity to rank the most important implementation barriers of Industry 4.0 in SMEs. The workshop has been prepared and organized by Prof. Zsifkovits, Dr. Woschank, DI Kaiblinger, DI  Miklautsch, and DI Raith in collaboration with colleagues from Free University of Bolzano and Technical University of Kosice.

May 11, 2021

We are glad to present the recently published book "Implementing Industry 4.0 in SMEs: Concepts, Examples and Applications".

https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030705152

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-70516-9

In this second book of our SME4.0 project (https://www.sme40.eu/), we present key results of our research, which will not only be helpful for practitioners in SMEs but should also encourage other researchers to conduct further research in this area.

May 5, 2021

On April 30, 2021 the Free University of Bolzano organized an Online Workshop for SMEs to transfer some of the results of the project in form of a toolbox of the most potential technologies and concepts in Manufacturing, Logistics and Smart Organization. During the interactive workshop the participants had the possibility to assess the potential as well as the effort for each single technology/concept. Further the participants assessed also interactively the most important implementation barriers of Industry 4.0 in SMEs where a missing qualification of employees resulted to be the main barrier. The workshop has been prepared and organized by Prof. Dominik Matt, Dr. Erwin Rauch and Dr. Patrick Dallasega in collaboration with colleagues from Montanuniversität Leoben and Technical University of Kosice.