Management capabilities for the transition to Industry 4.0: an advanced manufacturing SME case studyPUBLICATION DATE: 12 December, 2022 PUBLICATION AUTHOR/S: Laundon, M, Williams, P, Hearn, G & Rodrigues, J.R
Management capabilities for the transition to Industry 4.0: an advanced manufacturing SME case study. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference 2022. Griffith University, Gold Coast, 7th December.
The current transition to Industry 4.0 via digitalisation and adoption of advanced technologies is the primary focusof government policies and funding schemes, education and training efforts, and organisational strategy in themanufacturing sector. Although some Australian companies have successfully transitioned to Advanced Manufacturing/Industry 4.0, many of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that comprise the bulk of Australia’s manufacturingindustry are facing challenges in transitioning that may have their basis in a lack of enabling leadership capabilities.This study draws on an embedded case study of advanced manufacturing, with the embedded cases comprising twoadvanced manufacturing companies and stakeholders supporting the manufacturing sector.
The case study highlightsthe management and leadership capabilities necessary for companies to successfully transition to Industry 4.0, includingchange management, business planning, data analysis and security, and scale up capabilities. It provides insights for theleaders of manufacturing SMEs to compare their existing against desired capabilities.RELATED PROGRAM/S:
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