Podium discussion with Jens Lüdtke in the 7th BME Forum

Stuttgart Trade Fair addresses Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution)


Jens Lüdtke, who is currently head of Tebis Consulting, and of the VDWF work group "4.0 in Die Manufacturing", participated in the special discussion in the 7th BME specialist forum in Stuttgart on June 15: "Die and mold manufacturing 4.0: How can the entire value creation chain benefit?"

Together with Chris Groger, Senior Manager Supply Chain Management at Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Rainer Dangel, mold manufacturing expert and author and Alfred Graf Zedtwitz, VDMA Werkzeugbau, Jens Lüdtke discussed the growing digitization in the process chains of the die and mold manufacturing industry. The four experts agreed that digital networking and intelligent tools harbor great potential and opportunity for die manufacturing. They concluded that, when implemented correctly, Industry 4.0 technology can significantly improve productivity and help boost industry competitiveness. However, there is still a lot of catching up to do. "The industry currently shows little concern for the topic of "Industry 4.0." The topic is still too abstract for many companies. It is important here to clarify what Industry 4.0 means in die manufacturing and point to the specific, verifiable successes companies have already achieved. "We will be dealing with this topic for a long time to come," said Lüdtke.


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