An Information Management Framework to Industry 4.0: A Lean Thinking Approach

  • Leonor TeixeiraEmail author
  • Carlos Ferreira
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)


Industry 4.0 is driven by modern information and communication technologies and is associated with smart factories that promote the digital industry with rapid production environments. Despite the benefits expected from the Industry 4.0, the daily volume of unstructured data in that environment may generate noise, as isolated this data do not provide any added value. In this context, Lean Thinking applied to information processes can minimize such waste, helping in the definition of information flows, as well as on the selection of relevant and value-added data. The present paper aims to analyse the relationship between Lean Thinking and Industry 4.0, and propose a framework that promotes the understanding of this relationship, as well as its impact on the information management processes.


Industry 4.0 Lean Thinking Information management Information systems 



This work is funded by National Funds through FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, in the context of the project PEst-OE/EEI/UI0127/2014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonor Teixeira
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Carlos Ferreira
    • 1
    • 3
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.DEGEITUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.DETIUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.IEETAUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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