White paper: Key challenges and recurrent production improvement opportunities for SMEs
SMEs seek support in digital innovation through the DFA programme, executed by FORCE Technology and Aalborg University and co-financed by Industriens Fond.
In the past few years, Danish manufacturers have shown a significant interest in the Industry 4.0 agenda – now part of every innovation strategy - with the ambition of building a competitive advantage by capitalizing on them.
Nevertheless, it is clear how small- and medium-sized production companies (SMEs) often need practical support when it comes to identifying digital innovation opportunities and translating them into actual production performance improvement.
The Digital Factory Acceleration (DFA) programme – a three-year programme designed and executed by FORCE Technology and Aalborg University and co-financed by Industriens Fond – aims at providing this support. To extend its reach beyond the 21 companies that have the chance to directly join its projects, the Digital Factory Acceleration programme includes a number of articles where we present the key learnings emerged through the programme.
This white paper presents the emerged patterns when it comes to strategic and operational challenges. These constitute the most recurrent production improvement opportunities that Danish production SMEs should pay attention to.
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