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Industry 4.0 – the intended impact of Cyber Physical Systems in a Smart Factory on the daily business processes: A Study on BMW (UK) Manufacturing Limited
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the opportunities that Industry 4.0 brings within the framework of applying Cyber Physical Systems in an environment of a Smart Factory. This paper shall identify the changes within daily business processes and the impact of these changes on the daily business life.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The research is carried out as a case study research. Due to a qualitative approach for this case study interviews are conducted and the results are analyzed and discussed.

Findings: Industry 4.0 will change the way we are working today and influence businesses and business processes in many ways. Data handling, processes and efficiency will change and the way we perceive manufacturing will change in a long term view.

Further Research: It would be recommended to expand this research by conducting more research in this particular field as well as impacts on the employee should be studied more in detail.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Industry 4.0, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Smart Factory, BMW, BMW (UK) Manufacturing Limited, BPM (Business Process Management), Innovation
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-54407OAI: diva2:944759
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
2016-05-27, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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