Impacts of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Industries


  • Shahryar SOROOSHIAN University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Shrikant PANIGRAHI University of Buraimi, Alburaimi, Oman



Industry 4.0, Industrial revolution, Impacts, Manufacturing industry


The leap of technology has led to a paradigm shift called the “industrial revolution”. Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution which implemented the philosophy of cyber-physical systems, internet and future-oriented technologies, and smart systems with promoted human-machine interaction paradigms. The emergence of Industry 4.0 was introduced to the world as a new trend to improve working surroundings in industries and solve the problems faced by the industries. There is a limited information about Industry 4.0 and not every person understands the real meaning of Industry 4.0. Thus, the objective of this review paper is to identify the possible impacts of Industry 4.0 on manufacturing industries which will encourage more organizations to adopt Industry 4.0.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...


AYC Nee, SK Ong, G Chryssolouris and D Mourtzis. Augmented reality applications in design and manufacturing. CIRP Ann. Manuf. Technol. 2012; 61, 657-79.

M Brettel, N Friederichsen, M Keller and M Rosenberg. How virtualization decentralization and network building change the manufacturing landscape: An industry 4.0 perspective. Int. J. Sci. Eng. Technol. 2014; 8, 37-44.

C Santos, A Mehrsai, AC Barros, M Araújo and E Ares. Towards industry 4.0: An overview of European strategic roadmaps. Proc. Manuf. 2017; 13, 972-9.

S Wang, J Wan, D Li and C Zhang. Implementing smart factory of industrie 4.0: An outlook. Int. J. Distrib. Sens. Networks 2016; 2016, 3159805.

E Hofmann and M. Rüsch. Industry 4.0 and the current status as well as future prospects on logistics. Comput. Ind. 2017; 89, 23-34.

A Khan and K Turowski. A survey of current challenges in manufacturing industry and preparation for industry 4.0. 2016; 450, 15-26.

AH Glas and FC Kleemann. The impact of industry 4.0 on procurement and supply management: a conceptual and qualitative analysis. Int. J. Bus. Manag. Invent. 2016; 5, 55-66.

C Faller and D Feldmúller. Industry 4.0 learning factory for regional SMEs. Proc. CIRP 2015; 32, 88-91.

A Sanders, C Elangeswaran and J Wulfsberg. Industry 4.0 implies lean manufacturing: Research activities in industry 4.0 function as enablers for lean manufacturing. J. Ind. Eng. Manag. 2016; 9, 811-33.

RC Allen. Explaining the British Industrial Revolution from the Perspective of Global Wage and Price History. Oxford University, 2006.

L Gehrke, AT Kühn, D Rule, P Moore, C Bellmann, S Siemes, D Dawood, S Lakshmi, K Julie and S Matthew. A discussion of qualifications and skills in the factory of the future: A German and American perspective. Ergonomics 2015; 2015, 1-23.

W Aulbur and HV Singh. Next Gen Manufacturing: Industry 4.0 a look at the changing landscapes in manufacturing. Confed. Indian Ind. 2014; 2014, 1-23.

WMPVD Aalst, ML Rosa and FM Santoro. Business process management: Don’t forget to improve the process! Bus. Inf. Syst. Eng. 2016; 58, 1-6.

B Spear. Coal - Parent of the industrial revolution in Great Britain: The early patent history. World Patent. Inform. 2014; 39, 85-8.

L Barreto, A Amaral and T Pereira. Industry 4.0 implications in logistics: An overview. Proc. Manuf. 2017; 13, 1245-52.

R Drath and A Horch. Industrie 4.0: Hit or hype?. IEEE Ind. Electron. Mag. 2014; 8, 56-8.

R Schmidt, RC Härting, M Möhring and C Reichstein. Business information systems. Proc. Lect. Notes Bus. Inf. Process. 2015; 2015, 208.

J Qin, Y Liu and R Grosvenor. A categorical framework of manufacturing for industry 4.0 and beyond. Proc. CIRP 2016; 52, 173-8.

TK Sung. Industry 4.0: A Korea perspective. Technol. Forecast. Soc. Change 2018; 132, 40-5.

B Tjahjono, C Esplugues, E Ares and G Pelaez. What does industry 4.0 mean to supply chain? Proc. Manuf. 2017, 13, 1175-82.

M Rüßmann, M Lorenz, P Gerbert, M Waldner, J Justus and M Harnisch. Industry 4.0: The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries. The Boston Consulting Group, 2015.

PC Evans and M Annunziata. Industrial internet: Pushing the boundaries of minds and machines. Gen. Elec. 2012; 2012, 37.

IAT Hashem, I Yaqoob, NB Anuar, S Mokhtar, A Gani and SU Khan. The rise of ‘big data’ on cloud computing: Review and open research issues. Inform. Syst. 2015; 47, 98-115.

M Minelli, M Chambers and A Dhiraj. Big Data, Big Analytics: Emerging Business Intelligence and Analytic Trends for Today’s Business. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2013.

VK Jain and S Kumar. Big data analytic using cloud computing. Int. Conf. Adv. Comput. Commun. Eng. 2015; 2015, 667-72.

S Wang, J Wan, D Zhang, D Li and C Zhang. Towards smart factory for industry 4.0: A self-organized multi-agent system with big data based feedback and coordination. Comput. Netw. 2015; 101, 158-68.

F Py and F Ingrand. Dependable execution control for autonomous robots. Int. Conf. Intell. Robot. Syst. 2004; 2, 1136-41.

S Vaidya, P Ambad and S Bhosle. Industry 4.0: A glimpse. Proc. Manuf. 2018; 20, 233-8.

S Bensalem, M Gallien, F Ingrand, I Kahloul and N Thanh-Hung. Designing autonomous robots. IEEE Robot. Autom. Mag. 2009; 16, 67-77.

D Mourtzis, M Doukas and D Bernidaki. Simulation in manufacturing: Review and challenges. Proc. CIRP 2014; 25, 213-29.

J Xu, E Huang, L Hsieh, LH Lee, QS Jia and CH Chen. Simulation optimization in the era of industrial 4.0 and the industrial internet. J. Simul. 2016; 10, 310-20.

D Mourtzis, N Papakostas, D Mavrikios, S Makris and K Alexopoulos. The role of simulation in digital manufacturing: Applications and outlook. Int. J. Comput. Integr. Manuf. 2015; 28, 3-24.

H Kagermann, W Wahlster and J Helbig. Recommendations for Implementing the Strategic Initiative INDUSTRIE 4.0. Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 2013, p. 1-78.

MN Sishi and A Telukdarie. Implementation of industry 4.0 technologies in the mining industry: A case study. IEEE Int. Conf. Ind. Eng. Eng. Manag. 2017; 2017, 201-5.

T Stock and G Seliger. Opportunities of sustainable manufacturing in industry 4.0. Proc. CIRP 2016; 40, 536-41.

L Gehrke, P Moore, A Kühn, D Rule, C Bellmann, S Siemes, M Tinkleman and C Rasche. A Discussion of Qualifications and Skills in the Factory of the Future. Hannover Messe 2015. 2015, p. 28.

TD Oesterreich and F Teuteberg. Understanding the implications of digitisation and automation in the context of Industry 4.0: A triangulation approach and elements of a research agenda for the construction industry. Comput. Ind. 2016; 83, 121-39.

A Rana and GS Lehal. Smart computing prototype for industry 4.0 revolution with IOT and big data implementation model. Indian J. Sci. Technol. 2015; 8, 1-7.

RY Zhong, X Xu, E Klotz and ST Newman. Intelligent manufacturing in the context of industry 4.0: A review. Engineering 2017; 3, 616-30.

H Ishak. Industrial revolution 4.0 in Malaysia? ‘Fostering research and Malaysian aerospace industry’ ‘Factory of the future’. myForesight 2016; 2016, 44.

CH Li and HK Lau. A critical review of product safety in industry 4.0 applications. Int. Conf. Ind. Eng. Eng. Manag. 2017; 2017, 1661-5.

L Thames and D Schaefer. Software-defined cloud manufacturing for industry 4.0. Proc. CIRP 2016; 52, 12-7.

E Oyekanlu. Predictive edge computing for time series of industrial IoT and large scale critical infrastructure based on open-source software analytic of big data. IEEE Int. Conf. Big Data 2017; 2017, 1663-9.

EA Fischer. Cybersecurity issues and challenges: In brief. Cybersp. Threat Landsc. 2016; 2016, 12.

EC Moraes and HA Lepikson. Industry 4.0 and its impacts on society. Proc. Int. Conf. Ind. Eng. Oper. Manag. 2017; 2017, 729-35.

P Mell and T Grance. The NIST definition of cloud computing recommendations of the national institute of standards and technology. Nist. Spec. Publ. 2011; 145, 7.

Y Lu, X Xu and J Xu. Development of a hybrid manufacturing cloud. J. Manuf. Syst. 2014; 33, 551-66.

KB Ooi, VH Lee, GWH Tan, TS Hew and JJ Hew. Cloud computing in manufacturing: The next industrial revolution in Malaysia? Expert Syst. Appl. 2018; 93, 376-94.

B Leo. DLG-Expert report 5/2015: Industry 4.0-Summary Report. DLG-Expert Rep. 5/2015. 2015.

A Luque, ME Peralta, A de las Heras and A Córdoba. State of the industry 4.0 in the Andalusian food sector. Proc. Manuf. 2017; 13, 1199-205.

UM Dilberoglu, B Gharehpapagh, U Yaman and M Dolen. The role of additive manufacturing in the era of industry 4.0. Proc. Manuf. 2017; 11, 545-54.

P Fraga-Lamas, TM Fernández-Caramés, Ó Blanco-Novoa and M Vilar-Montesinos. A review on industrial augmented reality systems for the industry 4.0 shipyard. IEEE Access. 2018; 6, 13358-75.

TP Caudell and DW Mizell. Augmented reality: An application of heads-up display technology to manual manufacturing processes. Proc. Twenty-Fifth Hawaii Int. Conf. Syst. Sci. 1992; 2, 659-69.

D Gorecky, M Schmitt, M Loskyll and D Zühlke. Human-machine-interaction in the industry 4.0 era. IEEE Int. Conf. Ind. Inform. 2014; 2014, 289-94.

A Syberfeldt, O Danielsson, M Holm and L Wang. Visual assembling guidance using augmented reality. Proc. Manuf. 2015; 1, 98-109.

SBS and PD Jadhav. A study on impact of industry 4.0 in India sagar. Int. Adv. Res. J. Sci. Eng. Technol. 2015; 2, 1-5.

E Hozdić. Smart factory for industry 4.0: A review. Int. J. Mod. Manuf. Technol. 2015; 7, 28-35.

K Maki. A cordence perspective industry 4.0: Bringing the human machine relationship to the next level. Alfa Consult. 2012; 2012, 1-8.

HC Pfohl, B Yahsi and T Kuznaz. The impact of industry 4.0 on the supply chain. Proc. Hambg. Int. Conf. Logist. 2015; 2015, 32-58.

B Mrugalska and MK Wyrwicka. Towards lean production in industry 4.0. Proc. Eng. 2017; 182, 466-73.

J Lee. Smart factory systems. Informatik-Spektrum 2015; 38, 230-5.

J Lee, B Bagheri and HA Kao. A cyber-physical systems architecture for industry 4.0-based manufacturing systems. Manufact. Lett. 2015; 3, 18-23.

E Tantik and R Anderl. Potentials of the asset administration shell of industrie 4.0 for service-oriented business models. Proc. CIRP 2017; 64, 363-8.

L Research. Building smarter manufacturing with the internet of things. Lopez Res. 2014; 2014, 1-10.

Y Kayikci. Sustainability impact of digitization in logistics. Proc. Manuf. 2018; 21, 782-9.

ME Porter and JE Heppelmann. How smart, connected products are transforming companies. Harv. Bus. Rev. 2015; 2015, 1-9.

ICA. Industrie 4.0 controlling in the age of intelligent networks. Int. Controll. Assoc. 2015; 2015, 1-56.

R Schreiber. The Impact of Industry 4.0: How Is It Changing Manufacturing? Smith & Howard, 2016, p. 1-2.

W Bauer, M Hämmerle, S Schlund and C Vocke. Transforming to a hyper-connected society and economy - towards an ‘industry 4.0’. Proc. Manuf. 2015; 3, 417-24.

R Sauter, M Bode and D Kittelberger. How Industry 4.0 is Changing How We Manage Value Creation. Horváth & Partners, 2015, p. 3-11.

NMP Bocken, SW Short, P Rana and S Evans. A literature and practice review to develop sustainable business model archetypes. J. Clean. Prod. 2014; 65, 42-56.

J Lee, HA Kao and S Yang. Service innovation and smart analytics for industry 4.0 and big data environment. Proc. CIRP 2014; 16, 3-8.

J Davis, T Edgar, J Porter, J Bernaden and M Sarli. Smart manufacturing, manufacturing intelligence and demand-dynamic performance. Comput. Chem. Eng. 2012; 47, 145-56.

M Reuter, H Oberc, M Wannöffel, D Kreimeier, J Klippert, P Pawlicki and B Kuhlenkötter. Learning factories trainings as an enabler of proactive workers’ participation regarding industrie 4.0. Proc. Manuf. 2017; 9, 354-60.

V Valentina, R Saverio and S Peng. Procurement Optimization: How to “Get more Bang for your Buck”. Tefen Management Consulting, 2014, p. 1-5.

C Scheuermann, S Verclas and B Bruegge. Agile factory-an example of an industry 4.0 manufacturing process. Int. Conf. Cyber-Physical Syst. Netw. Appl. 2015; 2008, 43-7.

M L Nunes, AC Pereira and AC Alves. Smart products development approaches for industry 4.0. Proc. Manuf. 2017; 13, 1215-22.




How to Cite

SOROOSHIAN, S. ., & PANIGRAHI, S. . (2020). Impacts of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Industries. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST), 17(8), 903–915.