4.0: hurray!

Cord Oliver Molthan industry 4.0

What you read: A company should organize optimal working conditions for work teams so that they can independently use 4.0 technologies, as well as use them effectively and in a health-conscious manner. Reality to be encountered: Coping skills in the functioning of ERP, MES, PLC et aliter are not mastered by everyone in an organization – be it plant operator …

4.0 > easy!

Cord Oliver Molthan industry 4.0

What you read: A manager should promote and use the employees’ own initiative and self-organization for 4.0 processes. Just demanding this with words is not enough. A manager should create conditions that make it attractive to act independently, learn in the work process, face uncertainties, and manage the existing complexity. Reality to be encountered: Independent thinking and acting are two …

4.0 hurray!

Cord Oliver Molthan industry 4.0

What you read: The management team of an industrial company can design and use 4.0 technologies in such a way that the people involved retain control over the systems or know how the systems work and can intervene. Reality to be encountered: The shop floor escalates, managers call experts, troubleshooting begins.  

AI

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, digital, industry 4.0

Artificial Intelligence and connected products and services are perceived differently from people around the world. Let’s take the example of a robot: for Japanese a robot is a friendly servant, for Chinese it might be a serving friend, Germans treat it like an enemy and Americans as a partner. Question: What do the thought worlds in these cultures look like, …