SURVEY: Fourth Industrial Revolution – Business Readiness of the Metal Manufacturing Firms

 

Complete before 19th January 2020.

  1. FR Research, on behalf of SEIFSA, are conducting a short survey to determine the readiness of metal manufacturing firms to meet the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.
  2. We urge you to participate on behalf of your company to enable us to gather intelligence on the state of play in the metal industry. We value your efforts. We have kept the survey very short to accommodate your busy schedule.
  3. We have established a definition of the term “fourth industrial revolution” based on 8 pillars for this study:

System integration: The process of linking together various IT systems, services or software to enable all of them to work functionally together.

Internet of things: A network of machines and devices that have built-in connectivity, electronics, software or sensors that allow them to share data and improve efficiency. 

Predictive maintenance: A technique that uses condition-monitoring tools to track the performance of equipment to detect possible defects and fix them before they result in failure.

Autonomous robots: Like humans, they have the ability to make their own decisions and then perform an action accordingly.

Additive Manufacturing: 3D printing as it is known, builds up components from scratch, using only the material needed and minimising waste.

Augmented Reality: A technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world.

Simulation – Also called Virtual Reality (VR). The use of computer technology to create a simulated environment.

Cybersecurity: The practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks.

4. All information is confidential and is used only for academic purposes. We have provided an example of how to complete the survey below.

  • System IntergrationInternet of thingsPredictive maintenanceAutonomous robotsAdditive ManufacturingAugmented RealitySimulationCybersecurity
    System integration
    Internet of things
    Predictive maintenance
    Autonomous robots
    Additive Manufacturing
    Augmented Reality
    Simulation
    Cybersecurity
  • PLEASE PROVIDE INFORMATION BRIEFLY TO DESCRIBE HOW YOUR FIRM IS USING THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT YOU HAVE TICKED (✓) (Refer to definitions above when writing your response)