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Industry 4.0 from the MIS Perspective

Edited By Sevinc Gülseçen, Zerrin Ayvaz Reis, Murat Gezer and Çiğdem Erol

Nowadays, an end-to-end industrial transformation called Industry 4.0 sets new goals for manufacturing and impacts on business outcomes. With some of its characteristic elements such as IoT (Internet of Things), digital twin simulation models, advanced robots, big data analytics, and virtual/augmented reality, Industry 4.0 is «de facto» going further. The book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of Management Information Systems (MIS) with the scope of Industry 4.0. The strategic role of Industry 4.0 in the distributed business environment and the necessity to protect and properly utilize its key elements at different levels of organizations as well as in society are discussed.

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Readiness of MIS Undergraduate Programs in Turkish Universities to Industry 4.0 (M. Hanefi Calp / Ahmet Doğan / Aslıhan Tüfekci / Türksel Kaya Bensghir)


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M. Hanefi Calp*, Ahmet Doğan, Aslıhan Tüfekci and Türksel Kaya Bensghir

Readiness of MIS Undergraduate Programs in Turkish Universities to Industry 4.0

1.  Introduction

Rapid developments in science and technology support the field of production considerably in today’s world. Germany, which has revolutionized the production area, has played a leading role in the field of industrial information technology (IT). Many industrialized countries have begun to design own industrial infrastructure to meet the requirements of Industry 4.0 (Coşkun, Gençay & Kayıkcı, 2016).

The content of “Industry 4.0” first appeared in an article which was published by the German government in November 2011 as a high-technology strategy for 2020. The fourth stage of the industrialization is called as “Industry 4.0” thereafter mechanization, electrification and information. The term of “Industry 4.0” reappeared at an industrial exposition in Hannover Germany and quickly became a German national strategy in April 2013. “Industry 4.0” has been commonly discussed and has become an important matter for most global industry and information industry in recent years (Zhou, Liu & Zhou, 2015).

The aims of Industry 4.0 are to provide a higher level of operational efficiency and a higher level of automation. Five important features of Industry 4.0 are digitalization, optimization and privatization of production, automation and adaptation, the interaction of human and computer, value-added services and businesses, automatic data exchange and communication. These features are not only...

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