Hyperconnected Factories pathway
The first levels of the HyperconnectedFactories pathway displays similar levels as the Autonomous & Smart Factories pathway: Multi-purpose digital tools are progressively implemented and complemented by dedicated tools that are operating in silos within the company.
Communication with other companies is primarily done by e-mails and attachments until reaching Level 4, where dedicated IT connections (such as private industrial networks) are established among a selection of long-term value chain partners.
Level 5 is a level where a dynamic IT connection can be established with new business partners or suppliers.
Deliverable 4.7 reflects a snapshot at the end of December 2019 of the progress and outlook of the development of the pathways.