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Vive la Révolution (or Long Live the Revolution)

The revolution is upon us! “Advancement of Industry 4.0 will be driven by a smart, interconnected, pervasive environment. A well-equipped industry will be capable of planning ahead with a clear strategic vision and focusing on how smart products and processes can be developed” (Ahmed & Pathan, 2019, p. 238). Developing and sustaining a competitive advantage during the fourth Industrial Revolution requires the right people in the right roles as previously discussed, but emphasis should also be placed on the importance of careful and deliberate strategic planning and integration and continual improvement.

Strategic Planning and Integration

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