Jorge Armando Puentes Márquez, Vicente Figueroa Fernández, José Alfredo Jiménez García, José Antonio Vázquez López



The term Industry 4.0 has been increasing its importance in recent years. This, due to the changes that this term implies in the way in which organizations and supply chains are conceived. Given this, various companies around the world have made efforts to implement the principles of Industry 4.0. However, the way in which each organization conceives this term usually varies in each case of implementation, where a misconception of the term commonly results in the use of resources susceptible to be used in a better way. Due to the above, this paper aims to propose a reference framework for Industry 4.0 and the implications it represents for the current industry in order to contribute to a better understanding of this term. A new definition of Industry 4.0 is proposed in this research.

Keywords: Digitization, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, Smart Manufacturing.



El término Industria 4.0 ha ido incrementando su importancia en los últimos años. Esto, debido a los cambios que implica en la manera en cómo se conciben las organizaciones y cadenas de suministro. Ante esto, diversas compañías alrededor del mundo han realizado esfuerzos para implementar los principios de Industria 4.0. Sin embargo, la manera en cómo cada organización concibe este término suele variar en cada caso de implementación, resultando comúnmente una mala concepción del término en la utilización de recursos susceptibles a ser utilizados de mejor manera. Debido a lo anterior, el presente artículo tiene como objetivo proponer un marco de referencia para Industria 4.0 y las implicaciones que representa para la industria actual con el fin de contribuir a un mejor entendimiento de este término. Una nueva definición de Industria 4.0 es propuesta en el presente estudio.

Palabras Clave: Cuarta Revolución Industrial, Digitalización, Fábrica Inteligente, Industria 4.0, Manufactura Inteligente.

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