Vertical and Horizontal Integration Systems in Industry 4.0

  • Magdiel Pérez-Lara
  • Jania Astrid Saucedo-Martínez
  • Tomás Eloy Salais-Fierro
  • José Antonio Marmolejo-SaucedoEmail author
  • Pandian Vasant
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


The industrial and technological growth, sponsored by the new organizational systems generated by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, requires companies to adapt to new ways of managing business. All activities within the organizational and business area can be conceived as a set of operations that are linked to computer systems and information management in the network. As a result of this, a greater efficiency in the flow is accomplished. Moreover, with this new industry and business perception, different analytical tools have to be involved to get the greater efficiency in the consumer service. The objective of this research is to propose a methodological tool and validate it, which assess technological and operational criteria in companies, to place them in a level for the transfer to the new Industrial Revolution, considering the vertical and horizontal integration systems of Industry 4.0.


Industry 4.0 Vertical integration Horizontal integration Reliability Validity 



The authors thank the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) for the support provided to the development of this research, as well as the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León for being the study house to knowledge generation and the Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica (FIME) for the support granted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdiel Pérez-Lara
    • 1
  • Jania Astrid Saucedo-Martínez
    • 1
  • Tomás Eloy Salais-Fierro
    • 1
  • José Antonio Marmolejo-Saucedo
    • 2
    Email author
  • Pandian Vasant
    • 3
  1. 1.Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y EléctricaUniversidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Ciudad UniversitariaSan Nicolás de los GarzaMexico
  2. 2.Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad PanamericanaCiudad de MéxicoMexico
  3. 3.Faculty of Science and Information TechnologyUniversiti Teknologi PetronasSeri IskandarMalaysia

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