Researchers' perspectives on Industry 4.0: multidisciplinary analysis and opportunities for operations management

Document Type : Translation

Authors

1 Master student of Information Technology Management majoring in e-business in the Faculty of Management, Economics and Development Engineering of Iran University of Science and Technology

2 Master student of Information Technology Management (Electronic Business), University of Science and Technology

Abstract

While Industry 4.0 has been trending in practice and research, operations management studies in this area remain nascent. We intend to understand the current state of research in Industry 4.0 in different disciplines and deduce insights and opportunities for future research in operations management. In this paper, we provide a focused analysis to examine the state-of-the-art research in Industry 4.0. To learn the perspectives of researchers about Industry 4.0, we conducted a large-scale, cross-disciplinary and global survey on Industry 4.0 topics among researchers in industrial engineering, operations management, operations research, control, and data science at the 9th IFAC MIM 2019 Conference in Berlin in August 2019. Using our survey findings and literature analysis, we build structural and conceptual frameworks to understand the current state of knowledge and to propose future research opportunities for operations management scholars.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 12 March 2022
  • Receive Date: 21 January 2022
  • Revise Date: 10 March 2022
  • Accept Date: 12 March 2022
  • First Publish Date: 12 March 2022