A1 Journal article (refereed), original research (Journal article, original research)

Industry 4.0 readiness for the manufacturing sector in the Baltic Sea Region

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Publication Details

Authors: Moghadaszadeh Bazaz Sara, Penttilä Sakari, Ollikainen Mikael, Ratava Juho, Varis Juha

Publisher: Estonian Academy Publishers

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences

Volume number: 70

Issue number: 4

Start page: 453

End page: 460

Number of pages: 8

ISSN: 1736-6046

eISSN: 1736-7530

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.3176/proc.2021.4.12

Permanent website address: https://kirj.ee/proceedings-of-the-estonian-academy-of-sciences-publications/?filter%5Byear%5D=2021&filter%5Bissue%5D=584&filter%5Bpublication%5D=4174&v=f0aa03aaca95

Open Access: Open Access publication

Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021112557156


This study provides data and analysis on the state of digitalization of the manufacturing industries in the Baltic Sea Region. The compiled matrix contains entities on seven fields of operation and lists ten service and technology areas mapped from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. A comparison of the collected data estimates the level of digitalization as well as identifies potential strengths and weaknesses by region. The available support structure is analysed to find potentially suitable partners to improve the level of digitalization in the enterprises of a region. Furthermore, the strength areas of each country are compared to weak areas to develop a roadmap to improve the readiness for implementation and use of Industry 4.0 functionality and tools. Examples are provided on the generation of a Business­to­Business (B2B) focused platform to improve the level of technologies and services in use, an example is also presented to identify and implement a use case based on an identified need.

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