Pathways to digitalisation of manufacturing reflect how digitalisation and eventually the deployment of digital platforms can bring value within different kinds of manufacturing perspectives, such as factory automation, value networks or product-service development. The pathways enhance the awareness among different stakeholders about the actual and future use of digital technologies in manufacturing and facilitate the migration from legacy situations towards innovative approaches.
Currently three pathways with a particular scope are being developed:
- Autonomous Smart Factories
- Hyperconnected Factories
- Collaborative Product-Service Factories
Across these pathways, it is important to look at the SME perspective or the perspective of companies where digitalisation is still in the very early stages. This perspective is referred to as the ‘Small-Scale Digitised Factories’ perspective.
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