Industry 4.0 extends the work in engineering by the level of networked data. To cope with this increase in complexity, engineering teams must acquire a workflow that places transparency at the forefront.

How well does engineering work in German companies to meet the requirements of Industry 4.0? The results of the VDMA study “Industrie 4.0 in Anlagenbau 4.0” last year show a strongly divergent picture. While nearly 40% of respondents consider their own company to be “well-positioned for industry 4.0”, this share is only 10% of the industry’s overall rating.