Industry 4.0

Course Objectives

Industry 4.0 approaches the main strategic elements and best practices to understand the paradigm shift driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) toward the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the development of Industry 4.0 strategies.

The course will guide the participants through the process of analysis, planning and implementation of innovative digital business and operation strategies from a practical business point of view.

Throughout this course we will deal with strategic dimensions of digital business transformation by analyzing the most recent cases, especially in the manufacturing sectors which underpin the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Students will acquire the fundamentals to understand innovative digital business strategies and their impact on corporate decisions and on the company's growth and sustainability. They will develop the skills and knowledge regarding concepts of strategic management and applications in the future global marketplace that will strongly support his/her professional career as entrepreneur, executive or consultant on the field of IoT business transformation and new business models.

This course is intended for all students who aspire to acquire the strategic fundamentals and skills to be capable of analyzing digital business transformation issues. By the end of this course, students should be able to understand, discuss and define business strategies and tactics toward The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

*Please note that the contents of this course differ from the Japanese course in Industry 4.0.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Pre-MBA
Discipline: Special Course
Course Level: Specialized Course
Special Features: None
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.0
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 25

*Due to the characteristics of the course, application of the substitute class and leave of absence system is not available.

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Introduction to IoT, Industry 4.0
CASE Welcome to The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Session B
THEME Introduction to IoT, Industry 4.0
CASE Welcome to The Fourth Industrial Revolution
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME Digital Business Transformation, Strategic choices: Digital Enterprise, Smart Factory, Intelligent Robots, etc.
CASE Building the Digital Manufacturing Enterprise of the Future at Siemens
Session B
THEME Digital Business Transformation, Strategic choices: Digital Enterprise, Smart Factory, Intelligent Robots, etc.
CASE Building the Digital Manufacturing Enterprise of the Future at Siemens
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Supply Chain Management 4.0
CASE The predominant role of IT as a competitive Global SCM strategy for Roland DG Corporation, a Japanese manufacturing company
Session B
THEME Supply Chain Management 4.0
CASE The predominant role of IT as a competitive Global SCM strategy for Roland DG Corporation, a Japanese manufacturing company
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Group Presentation
CASE N/A
Session B
THEME Group Presentation
CASE N/A

If you wish to start from Pre-MBA

Tuition Fee: 101,000 yen
Please find more about the Pre-MBA Program.

Course Schedule

Faculty

Jorge Calvo
Jorge Calvo
Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
Under the new global paradigm of highly demanding customers, aggressive competitors and uncertainty reigning in many territories, being top of the class in one or two core company functions is not enough.