Man and machine in Industry 4.0: how will technology transform the industrial workforce through 2025?

This paper examines the current transformation of industrial production referred to as Industry 4.0, resulting from the rise and introduction of new digital industrial technologies. Questions asked include: How will this next wave of industrial evolution play out? Will it create or destroy jobs? How will job profiles evolve? And what types of skills will be in demand? To understand how the industrial workforce will evolve with Industry 4.0, the authors used the example of Germany to study the effects of the introduction of digital industrial technologies on the evolution of 40 job families in ... Show more

Authors: Lorenz, Markus; Ruessmann, Michael; Strack, Rainer; Lueth, Knud Lasse ... [+] Show more

Published: [Place of publication not identified], Boston Consulting Group, 2015

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 18 p.

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