Blockchain, the Emerging Platform for Manufacturing 4.0
Author: Dr. Stefan Hopf
Release Date: January 29, 2018
This research paper explains how distributed ledgers will serve as open platforms for the fourth industrial revolution, enabling the integration of additive manufacturing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and big data analytics across supply chains, from design and sourcing to delivery and usage. It illustrates the concepts of smart products, smart factories, digital end-to-end engineering, and mass customization through use cases.