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Maintenance 4.0:  Who are the Winners and Losers?

Maintenance 4.0: Who are the Winners and Losers?

Maintenance 4.0 combines   Machine Learning based Predictive Maintenance, Automation of Failure Reporting, Scheduling, Parts Management etc., and Robotics/Drone Assisted Repair. The adoption of Maintenance 4.0 has broad implications for the industrial sector.  We do...
Infographic: How Digital Transformation Impacts the Role of OEMs

Infographic: How Digital Transformation Impacts the Role of OEMs

Industry 4.0 is transforming the role of OEM in maintenance activities. An important change is Hardware as a Service (Haa) whereby OEMs will retain equipment ownership and also be responsible for asset maintenance. This model was pioneered by Rolls-Royce in the...
The Unintended Consequences of Industry 4.0

The Unintended Consequences of Industry 4.0

Much ink has been spilled about Industry 4.0.  The promise of Digitalization, Big Data, Automation and 3D Print are expected to fundamentally transform the production and delivery of goods. Each of the preceding Industrial Revolutions resulted in unexpected social and...
Hardware is dead – Long live HaaS – Hardware as a Service

Hardware is dead – Long live HaaS – Hardware as a Service

There is a crisis brewing in the developed world. Economic growth is constrained by low birth rates and a shortage of skilled workers in many sectors. An aging population reduces the labor participation rate and stretches tax resources. Immigration influx from less...