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Assessing challenges for implementing Industry 4.0: implications for process safety and environmental protection

Assessing challenges for implementing Industry 4.0: implications for process safety and environmental protection
Assessing challenges for implementing Industry 4.0: implications for process safety and environmental protection
Researchers and practitioners are giving significant attention to Industry 4.0 due to its numerous benefits to manufacturing organizations. Several aspects of Industry 4.0 have been studied in the literature. However, studies on the challenges for implementing Industry 4.0 in manufacturing operations have received less attention. To address this gap, this study identifies a set of challenges (framework) for implementing Industry 4.0 in manufacturing industries. This framework is evaluated in the leather industry of Bangladesh aided by a novel multi-criteria decision-making method named Best-Worst method (BWM). The findings of the study showed that ‘lack of technological infrastructure’ is the most pressing challenge that may hurdle the implementation of Industry 4.0 whereas ‘environmental side-effects’ is the less among the challenges that may hinder implementation of Industry 4.0 in the Bangladeshi leather industry. This result may help decision makers, industrial managers and practitioners in the Bangladeshi leather industry to realize the actual challenges confronting them when attempting to implement Industry 4.0 and focus their attention on how to address these challenges to pave ways for a successful implementation of Industry 4.0.
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Moktadir, Md. Abdul
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Ali, Syed Mithun
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Moktadir, Md. Abdul, Ali, Syed Mithun, Kusi-Sarpong, Simonov and Shaikh, Md. Aftab Ali (2018) Assessing challenges for implementing Industry 4.0: implications for process safety and environmental protection. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 117, 730-741. (doi:10.1016/j.psep.2018.04.020).

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Researchers and practitioners are giving significant attention to Industry 4.0 due to its numerous benefits to manufacturing organizations. Several aspects of Industry 4.0 have been studied in the literature. However, studies on the challenges for implementing Industry 4.0 in manufacturing operations have received less attention. To address this gap, this study identifies a set of challenges (framework) for implementing Industry 4.0 in manufacturing industries. This framework is evaluated in the leather industry of Bangladesh aided by a novel multi-criteria decision-making method named Best-Worst method (BWM). The findings of the study showed that ‘lack of technological infrastructure’ is the most pressing challenge that may hurdle the implementation of Industry 4.0 whereas ‘environmental side-effects’ is the less among the challenges that may hinder implementation of Industry 4.0 in the Bangladeshi leather industry. This result may help decision makers, industrial managers and practitioners in the Bangladeshi leather industry to realize the actual challenges confronting them when attempting to implement Industry 4.0 and focus their attention on how to address these challenges to pave ways for a successful implementation of Industry 4.0.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 April 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 June 2018
Published date: 1 July 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 434350
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434350
ISSN: 0957-5820
PURE UUID: cdc0a139-c519-4e37-b519-6ce7f6b585ac
ORCID for Simonov Kusi-Sarpong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1618-2518

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Date deposited: 20 Sep 2019 16:30
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:28

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Author: Md. Abdul Moktadir
Author: Syed Mithun Ali
Author: Md. Aftab Ali Shaikh

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