Integrating artificial intelligence with computer simulation to support decision-making in the context of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is a central strategy to strengthen the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector over the next
years. Nevertheless, there is a lack of common understanding of the Industry 4.0 concept and tools to help
companies’ transformation to Industry 4.0, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which still
not adhering or underexploiting Industry 4.0 principles and technologies.

Implementing Industry 4.0: Agent-based simulation as a supporting tool for companies' digital transformation

Industry 4.0 is the main strategy to strengthen the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector over the next years. Simulation is a key enabling technology of Industry 4.0, supporting the development of planning and exploratory models to optimize decision making, the design and operations of complex and dynamic production systems. It may also support companies to evaluate the risks, costs, implementation barriers, impact on operational performance and a roadmap toward the 4th Industrial Revolution.

L’impact de l’innovation collaborative sur la création de valeur chez les PME manufacturières québécoises dans le contexte de l’Industrie 4.0

Pour faire face aux changements fréquents dans leur environnement externe, les PME manufacturières sont appelées à effectuer régulièrement des virages numériques leur permettant l’adoption et l’intégration des nouvelles technologies. Pour relever ce défi, elles ont besoin de développer des capacités technologiques leur permettant de mieux gérer leurs ressources et de les rendre plus disponibles aux moments opportuns. Les grandes entreprises relèvent ce défi à travers l’innovation.