What is I4.0?
The digital transformation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (I4.0) is creating unprecedented opportunities for Automotive manufacturing businesses and supply chains to optimise their productivity and competitiveness.
I4.0 is radically changing the way we work at all levels and employees will need to be upskilled to ensure they can work with the new technologies. Future jobs will require certain soft skills, digital competencies and entrepreneurship.
I4.0 is bringing to the forefront
- Data security
- Big data
- Cloud computing
- Augmented reality
- Rapid prototyping
- Super-connection of machines/platforms/supply chain
- Additive manufacturing
These are the key areas where new careers will appear. They will require new job profiles. As the ‘traditional jobs’ are lost, it is crucial that training and re-training of the workforce is implemented now.
The automotive sector is the first to go in the direction of a fully-interconnected supply chain, and Germany has been among the first countries to develop a national strategy in this direction. The transition to an automotive 4.0 sector will require new skills and the sector is working hard to be ready for this change by acquiring these new skills in advance to reach a proper level of ‘skills readiness’.