How is Industry 4.0 Transforming the Chemical Industry?

Jul 11, 2019

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With the rise of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is growing the opportunities for the chemical industry. Industry 4.0 has the potential to transform the chemical industry by streamlining operations and promoting strategic growth. Moreover, Industry 4.0 has also given rise to technological advancements that are relevant to the chemical industry such as the Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and robotics. These technologies can be efficiently integrated with core conversion and marketing processes to digitally transform operations and enable smart supply chains and factories as well as new business models.

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In this article, Quantzig’s chemical industry experts have assessed key applications of industry 4.0 in the chemical manufacturing sector. Also, they have listed ways in which industry 4.0 could help chemical companies to achieve strategic imperatives, specifically in the areas of business operations and business growth.

Role of Industry 4.0 in Transforming Chemical Industry

Improve Business Operations

Industry 4.0 is helping the chemical industry in improving business operations in two ways i.e., by improving productivity and reducing risk. Smart techniques introduced by industry 4.0 such as predictive asset management, process control, and production simulations can help chemical companies in improving productivity. Also, it helps in planning supply chains, predicting demand patterns, and aligning manufacturing operations.

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Generate New Revenue and Drive Growth

Industry 4.0 has helped chemical industry players in driving business growth by developing new offerings and improving existing ones through research and development (R&D) of advanced materials and specialty products. Also, digital technologies enable companies in the chemical industry to integrate with customers’ operations and customize products, extend their products with information and services in a way that allows them to develop new business models.

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Data Management

Data management includes all the activities associated with the collection, aggregation, storage, and processing of data. Companies in the chemical industry have been struggling with the fact that their data is stored in different systems. For example, financial, sales, and marketing data is stored in one system; operations, production, and manufacturing in different; and research and development and engineering in another. Industry 4.0 can be helpful in combining all these data and can offer a holistic view of the organization.

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