Is Industry 4.0 Replacing Old Ideas or Can They Co-Exist?

Mark Parker
4 min readAug 18, 2019

In many of my conversations with prospects and customers, methodologies like OEE, and concepts like Industry 4.0 invariably come up. The conversation often travels down various rabbit holes including: Is one better than the other? where should we focus? Industry 4.0 is being touted as the “Saviour of industry” yet there are very few proof points, We were just getting our heads around OEE — should we bother with OEE… And so on.

I know a reasonable amount about Industry 4.0 but I’m no expert on OEE, so I consulted one of our most…

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Mark Parker

My work passions are sales and technology, specifically how emerging disruptive technology is changing business as we know it. This includes AR and IIoT