Grantek’s Senior Director Answers “What Is Industry 4.0?”

November 23, 2020

ISA Interchange

ISA Interchange, the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA) features an article on the difference between Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation, and Smart Manufacturing. This article, titled: What Is Industry 4.0?, was written by Jeff Winter, Grantek’s Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives. Jeff also serves on the leadership committee of the Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division of ISA.

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“Industry 4.0 is not merely a matter of connecting machines and products thought the Internet. It’s a paradigm shift in how we organize, manage, and approach business. As a society, we are starting to feel the impacts of Industry 4.0 already. Not only are companies investing, but governments around the world are pouring a lot of money into this idea as the way of the future.”

– ISA Interchange, November 2020

Jeff currently is a part of the leadership committee of the Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division of ISA, a contributor to ISO (International Standards Organization) as a member of TC 184, and is newly active in several committees with MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) and CSIA (Control System Integrators Association).

ISA (isa.org) is a non-profit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization develops widely-used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

For over 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Beverage, CPG and Pharmaceuticals have called upon Grantek to solve their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek automates Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage manufacturing operations, including integration with business systems for seamless solutions. Grantek helps customers meet the stringent requirements and challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Grantek’s team of professionals located in 17 offices across the globe deliver solutions to complex problems in Smart ManufacturingIndustrial NetworkingAutomation and Industrial Safety.