Beier, Grischa | Ullrich, André | Niehoff, Silke | Reißig, Malte | Habich, Matthias
Industry 4.0: How it is defined from a sociotechnical perspective and how much sustainability it includese - A literature review
Industry 4.0 has had a strong influence on the debate on the digitalization of industrial processes, despitebeing criticized for lacking a proper definition. However, Industry 4.0 might offer a huge chance to alignthe goals of a sustainable development with the ongoing digital transformation in industrial develop-ment. The main contribution of this paper is therefore twofold. We provide a de-facto definition of theconcept“Industry 4.0”from a sociotechnical perspective based on its most often cited key features, aswell as a thorough review of how far the concept of sustainability is incorporated in it.
|Autoren||Beier, Grischa; Ullrich, André; Niehoff, Silke; Reißig, Malte; Habich, Matthias|
|Zeitschrift||Journal of Cleaner Production|
|Keywords||Sustainability, Digitalization, Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Definition. Sociotechnical approach|