FAQ

The industry of the future is a response to several simultaneous transitions: energy, ecology, digital, organisational and societal. It is bringing about a significant evolution in organisation, management methods and economic models for companies. The concept of the industry of the future is rooted in multiple technologies, but it can be explained simply, in three words: « the industry of the future is optimised, connected and creative ». Optimised, flexible, agile and responsive, companies optimise the industrial fundamentals and organise themselves into networks by developing new technological , strategic and territorial alliances thanks to opportunities relating to the introduction of new technologies and digital technology in particular. The industry of the future is connected at all levels: products, humans, equipment and objects are connected to each other. A totally integrated digital chain runs through production lines. The company is also connected to its regional ecosystem. Finally, the industry of the future is creative. Product marketing is replaced by marketing of the uses expected by users. This makes it possible to invent new business models. It creativity is also expressed by the permanent development of new skills with an organisation and management modes revisited in particular to develop the employee autonomy.

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You can discover the levers of competitiveness of the industry of the Future through the baseline that AIF makes available via the application brick4future . This baseline was developed by professionals of both supply and demand from a wide range of sectors (materials, processes, automated system mechanics, electronics, digital software…l).

You can go further by carrying out a 360° analysis of your organisation which is offered by AIF in order to produce a multi-annual development plan. You can also start directly by implementing a new technological brick (collaborative robotics, interconnection of machines, connected objects, virtual factory…) to meet a need specific to your market.

Also assess your knowledge of the industrial fundamentals as Operational Excellence is a base which is indispensable to your future development (Agile strategies, adaptation of management methods to increase autonomy, …). Also revisit your business models which will be significantly impacted by the arrive of digital technologies.

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A highly detailed analysis of the impact of primo-robotisation in SMEs has already been carried out. It shows that, with an adapted integration method which takes full account of the Human Factor, it is definitely possible to obtain good economic results (increases in turnover, improved results, customer satisfaction) and also very good organisational results (development of skills, agility of the organisation, acceptance of new technologies by employees, etc.). In most cases, recruitment of new employees and product innovations are also achieved in many cases.

Management by optimisation of production forecasts will be less and less possible. Indeed, the products are more and more customised and your customers’ deadline forecasts are becoming shorter and shorter. Operational excellence (lean type strategies, adaptation of management methods to increase autonomy, …) and your capacity to adapt rapidly and continually to these permanent changes will be essential conditions for your competitiveness in the market.

Think about exploiting all the potential of digital technologies to allow the evolution of your production lines and render them more agile and mobile. Automate and robotise wherever this is possible and make the most of production data that you are not currently exploiting to the full. There are operational solutions which are available to SMEs to deal with these issues.

The data that you enter are stored on a secure server which is located in France. The storage allow you to offer customised content to the centres of interest that you declare by selecting certain macro-bricks on the application brick4future.

The application is administered by the Deployment of the Industry of the Future Alliance Working Group. Non-nominative exploitation of the data in the application may be carried out out for analytical purposes.