A Design Process Approach to Strategic Production Planning for Industry 4.0

  • Andreas RielEmail author
  • Martina Flatscher
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 748)


The fourth industrial revolution confronts existing industrial organisations with fundamental manufacturing innovation challenges. The high levels of risk and uncertainty linked to corporate strategic planning activities are driven by the necessity of reacting to the rapidly increasing innovation pressure exerted on manufacturing companies in particular in technology-driven sectors such as automotive. This research deals with the creation of a structured methodological approach to strategic production planning that is essentially based on the systematic leveraging of the creativity and experience of a vast diverse network of employees in order to establish an actionable and living integrated manufacturing-driven innovation road mapping process. The process approach has strongly been inspired by process approaches to new product development (NPD). The results have been validated within the industrial environment of one of the biggest German automotive tier-1 suppliers.


Planning process Technology planning Innovation planning Technology roadmapping Industry 4.0 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grenoble Alps UniversityGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.ZF Friedrichshafen AGFriedrichshafenGermany

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