Examining the Movement of Industry 4.0 and Survival in the Covid-19 Era

Authors

  • Thitikorn Maimun 1 School of Engineering, Eastern Asia University, 2 Graduate School, Eastern Asia University
  • Chamnarn Thongmark School of Engineering, Eastern Asia University
  • Bundith Rattanatai Master of Business Administration Program, Eastern Asia University
  • Kridtima Hemvipat School of Business Administration, Eastern Asia University

Keywords:

industry 4.0, COVID-19, industry readiness index, Technology 4.0

Abstract

This academic article presented the characteristics of the industry 4.0 movement nowadays. According to related documents and studies, it was found that there were three major movements consisting of (1) concepts of driving towards industry 4.0 in Thailand and other countries; (2) industry 4.0 readiness assessment; and (3) the industry’s survival over the COVID-19 pandemic. When focusing on the details of each movement, the overall concepts of industry 4.0 summarized from selected sample countries, which were Germany, Singapore, United States of America, China, Republic of China, Japan, and Thailand, could be divided into six dimensions including (1) product; (2) production and maintenance; (3) technology and innovation; (4) employee; (5) organization; and (6) environment. Meanwhile, seven indexes of industry 4.0 movements presented in related studies on industry readiness assessment were found, for example (1) human resources; (2) technology; (3) strategy; (4) structure of organization; (5) process; (6) smart operation; and (7) smart products and service. The movements in development and readiness as described above, obviously reflected the strive to drive towards industry 4.0. Together with industrial technology, the industrial sector could survive the COVID-19 pandemic, even though this crisis has significant effects on the supply chain. The beneficial industrial technology includes Artificial Intelligence--AI, Big Data and Analytics, Industrial Internet and Cloud, Internet of Things--IoT, Internet of Medical Things--IoMT, Virtual Reality--VR, Augmented Reality, Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, Additive Manufacturing, Simulation, Horizontal/Vertical Integration, Drone Technology and Autonomous Robots, 5G, Blockchain, Cyber-security, and 3D Printing.

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Published

2022-04-26

How to Cite

Maimun ฐ. ., Thongmark ช., Rattanatai บ. ., & Hemvipat ก. (2022). Examining the Movement of Industry 4.0 and Survival in the Covid-19 Era. EAU Heritage Journal Science and Technology, 16(1), 37–55. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/EAUHJSci/article/view/253255

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