Episode 114

The Industry 4.0 Journey with Scott Phillips


May 17th, 2023

34 mins 46 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers.

Scott Phillips, founder of i4Score, joins us in this episode for a deep-dive conversation about the journey towards a data-driven culture. We discuss the three big challenges small- to medium-sized manufacturers face when trying to adopt new technology; the core principles of Industry 4.0; and how to use technology to automate, autonomize, and augment.

If you like this show, subscribe at AugmentedPodcast.co. If you liked this episode, you might also like Episode 93: Industry 4.0 Tools with Carl B. March, or Episode 109: Augmenting Workers With Wearables with Andrew Chrostowski.

Augmented is a podcast for industry leaders, process engineers, and shop floor operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim and presented by Tulip. Follow the podcast on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Trond’s Takeaway:
Industry 4.0 is indeed a journey, and there is a lot to potentially care about, a lot of places to start, and a lot of options that won't always lead firms to scale in a healthy manner. As long as the roadmap is owned by the organization itself, at least, the mistakes, which undoubtedly will be made, will be real lessons, not externally imposed. First among the challenges is to avoid transforming only to discover that you are yet again locked into solutions that you cannot fully make use of.