WELCOME TO THE FUTURE
Since the Germans first introduced “Industrie 4.0” in 2011, the phrase has been quickly adopted, becoming the hottest and most spoken buzzword across the manufacturing sector worldwide. Industry 4.0 is more than just a fashionable buzzword. The term refers to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, comprising growing trends in automation, the Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data and Cloud Computing technologies. Just like steam power, electricity and electronics of the past industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the manufacturing and production industry through digital optimisation. By integrating cyber-physical systems into manufacturing technologies, Industry 4.0 creates manufacturing of the future – the smart factory
INDUSTRY4WRD READINESS ASSESSMENT
The Government will allocate RM 210 million from 2019 to 2021 to support the transition and migration to Industry 4.0. The Malaysia Productivity Corporation will carry out Readiness Assessments to assist up to 500 Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to migrate to Industry 4.0 technologies. Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA) is a comprehensive programme to help firm assess their capabilities and readiness to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies and processes. The assessment uses a pre-determined set of indicators to understand their present capabilities and gaps, from which will enable firms to prepare to prepare feasible strategies and plans to move towards Industry 4.0. The Industry4WRD-RA will help firms to:
- Determine their state of readiness in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies
- Identify the gaps and areas of improvement for Industry 4.0 adoption as well as opportunities for productivity improvement and growth and
- Develop feasible strategies and plans to perform outcome-based intervention projects
1. What is Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment?
Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment is a comprehensive programme to help company assess their capabilities and readiness to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies and processes. The assessment uses a pre-determined set of indicators to understand their present capabilities and gaps, from which will enable company to prepare feasible strategies and plans to move towards Industry 4.0.
2. How will Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment (RA) assist company in adopting Industry 4.0?
The Industry4WRD RA will help company to : a) Determine their level of readiness in adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies; b) Identify the gaps and areas of improvements for Industry 4.0 adoption as well as opportunities for productivity improvement and growth; and c) Develop feasible strategies and plans to perform outcome-based intervention projects.
3. What are the qualifying criteria for Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment?
a) Companies in the manufacturing or manufacturing related services sectors; b) Incorporated under Companies Act 1965 or Companies Act 2016; c) In operation for at least 3 years in the current business line; and d) Possess a valid business licence and/or Manufacturing Licence.
4. How can the company apply for the Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment?
5. How is the Readiness Assessment process being conducted?
6. What are the Assessment Criteria used to assess the company readiness?
The readiness criteria model consists of three interconnected layers of rings with three shift factors (the core ring). Each shift factor is ten divided into thrust (the middle ring) and each thrust is subsequently divided into dimensions (the third outermost ring). The structure of interconnected shift factors, thrusts and dimensions is visualised in the model below:
7. How will I know my company readiness in terms of adopting Industry 4.0?
The company readiness in Industry 4.0 is based on the percentage scored as shown in the following table:
8. Will there be any incentives provided by the Government for those participate in the Readiness Assessment?
There are two types of incentives available for companies to undertake the Industry4WRD RA : a) Government-funded Industry4WRD This incentive is open for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who are within -Manufacturing sector – Sales turnover from RM300,000 to not more than RM50 Million and/or employee from 5 to not more than 200; or -Manufacturing related services – Sales turnover from RM300,000 to not more than RM20 Million and/or employee from 5 to not more than 75; and b) Tax deduction on expenditure of Industry4WRD RA fees of up to RM27,000 for all companies who do not enjoy the government-funded Industry4WRD
9. Why do company need to embrace Industry 4.0?
a) To improve productivity, efficiency and cost; b) To enhance organisational, management and production capabilities; and c) To enable better quality monitoring
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