An article published in Aluminium International Today examines the fourth industrial revolution.
It was preceded by mechanisation, electrification and automation. This revolution is mainly illustrated by Information Technologies (IT) and Operation Technologies (OT) convergence. Internet linking previously isolated control and operation systems, allowing the transition to an open and interconnected "Digital supply network".
The development of this "plant of the future" aims at reaching a new threshold of competitiveness and sustainability leveraging the following main drivers:
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