Accessibility and Adoption of Industry 4.0 Technologies for Small Manufacturing Firms

Satya Shah, Sepideh Samadi, Toh Fe Lin

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The paper aims to discuss on the advancements and adoption of industry 4.0 technologies for small manufacturing firms. Many firms are now facing growing customer demands and continuously challenged by the global competition within the marketplace. The study aims to develop a preliminary understanding of industry 4.0, with specific focus towards manufacturing sectors. The paper aims to present a review of the concepts within small manufacturing firms through the literature currently available within this topic. The paper examines how the advanced technologies helps towards the enhancement or simplification of the overall manufacturing process of heavy-duty industrial packaging as a case study discussion. However, significant challenges that exists within the manufacturing firm towards the implementation of industry 4.0 processes have been identified along with some of the emerging technologies that support towards the adoption of industry 4.0.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Int. Conference on Technology Management Operations and Decisions
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Industry 4.0
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing supply chains
  • Technology Adoption
  • SME

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