Did you know that the world economy and humanity is at the verge of one of the most transformational periods in history of mankind?Have you heard about the ‘Industrial Revolutions’; which from time to time transformed the course of humanity? The first industrial revolution was powered by mechanization, water power and steam power. The second industrial revolution was powered by the mass production of products such as the famous Henry Ford’s Model-T car, assembly lines and electricity. The third industrial revolution was powered by computerization and automation. Now, the fourth industrial revolution, known as ‘Industry 4.0’ will be powered by Cyber Physical Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics is set to unleash the next wave of disruption at an unprecedented scale and force! Are you ready for it?—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————A course with a simple and comprehensive beginner’s guide to Manufacturing in Industry 4.0!—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————In this course, there are eight sections which cover over 55 lectures worth over 1.5 hours of content;Section 1 – Introduction to Industry 4.0 – Discover what Industry 4.0 is, what the Industry 4.0 Environment is and the different kinds of Internets such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT), Industrial-Internet-of-Things (IIoT), Internet-of-Services (IoS) and the Internet-of-Everything (IoE)Section 2 – Introduction to the ‘Smart Factory’ – Explore what ‘Smart Factories’ are and how the factories of today will be transformed to a fully-connected smart factory in the near future. We also talk about the characteristics of a smart factory such as  connected, optimized, transparent, proactive and agile.Section 3 – Introduction to Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) – Discover about the what Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are and the characteristics of such systems as well as the drawbacks of CPS.Section 4 – Proactive Maintenance – Discover how Industry 4.0 is enabling proactive maintenance; reducing costs and minimizing disruptions to the manufacturing process.Section 5 – Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) – Discover about ‘Additive Manufacturing’ or commonly known as ‘3D Printing’ and how it is enabling businesses to exponentially reduce the cost of prototyping and giving the freedom and flexibility to do Research and Development (R&D) in a level which was never possible before!Section 6 – Computer Simulation – Discover about the how Computer Simulation is enabling a world of possibilities such as digital prototyping, reducing costs and creating engaging customer experiences.Section 7 – Cloud and Virtualization – Discover about the role of Cloud Computing and Virtualization is enabling the creation of ‘Smart Factories’, related products and services.Section 8 – Horizontal and Vertical Integration – Explore how supply chains are becoming more closely integrated with each others and how collaboration is encourage and fostered in Industry 4.0!—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————Jump right in to learn about all of the amazing and transformative content and be updated with latest trends in the world of tech and business; learning how manufacturing is being transformed right now in Industry 4.0! Be a part of Industry 4.0!—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————About the Author: Hi, I’m Deshan and I’m a Digital Transformation Consultant. I have a M.Sc. in Technology Management (Pending) from the Staffordshire University, UK as well as First Class Honors in B.Sc. (Applied Information Technology) from the Staffordshire University, UK. I also have around 6 years of experience in coding websites and software; creating multimedia, illustrations and graphics as well as computer simulation and 3D modelling! Feel free to ask any question regarding Digital Transformation and Digital Disruption in the forum!