Combining information technologies and industry, Industry 4.0, the latest production strategy, takes its name from the reference to the three great industrial revolutions in history. Industry 4.0 automates the coordination of production through machines with new generation software and hardware that directly exchange data with each other. Developed countries like Turkey, the digital transformation strategy began to practice in the industry. After China's second largest white goods manufacturer in Turkey in the world, reduce input costs in order to maintain its competitiveness and increase the process efficiency have to turn to digital solutions. White goods and supply industry, the national roadmap prepared by TUBITAK for digital transformation in Turkey ranks as one of the three selected sectors.
The White Goods Sub-Industrialists Association (BEYSAD), which covers 70% of the total number of companies in the sector with 182 active members, most of which operate in Istanbul and Kocaeli, is establishing the "Industry 4.0 Competence Center" in order to realize the digital transformation of the white goods supplier industry. It aims to maximize competitiveness, technological superiority, human and process quality in the white goods sector by providing guidance, training, support solutions and equipment, and to create a nationwide impact that includes neighboring sectors with digital applications.
The center, which will be established on a 1000 m2 closed area within Özyeğin University, will support the digital transformation of SMEs with product and process development, training, consultancy, testing and analysis services in smart production applications. First of all, a pilot transformation application, starting with feasibility studies specific to SMEs, will be carried out for new investments. In addition, R&D and innovation capacity will be increased by strengthening university-industry cooperation in the context of Industry 4.0. At the same time, publicity and project design studies will be carried out for BEYSAD members to benefit more from TÜBİTAK and European Union Framework Programs.
Finally, local solution partners for digital transformation will be supported with a series of entrepreneurship programs addressing different needs.
It is aimed that at least 50 SMEs will benefit from the common use facility of the center and 100 SMEs from consultancy, training and guidance support. With the support of the center, it is expected that 50 SMEs will increase their sales and exports, 100 SMEs will reduce their input costs, 5 new businesses will be established, 60 new jobs will be created. Preparation of digital transformation methodology for BEYSAD members; Pilot analysis of SMEs and Industry 4.0 evaluation are planned. The participation of SMEs in TÜBİTAK and European Union Framework Programs as a result of increased R&D capacity; Joint R&D projects between SMEs and main industry actors are expected to start. It is aimed to create incubation programs for local solution partners supported within the center and to provide business support to SMEs.
Digitization, human-centered robotics, the industry with the module includes advanced technologies such as the internet of objects, assign the first step of the digital conversion Industry 4.0 Center, but also of other manufacturing SMEs in Turkey will create the environment where they can develop those skills needed for digital conversions.
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