Implementation of big data analytics and Manufacturing Execution Systems: an empirical analysis in German-speaking countries

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Many firms have started Industry 4.0 (I4.0) initiatives in recent years, without having a sound understanding of the effects generated by the technologies introduction. This research provides indications of what to expect from the implementation of two key technologies for I4.0: big data analytics and manufacturing execution systems. The study explores the relationships between these technologies’ implementation and a set of performance effects. Additionally, it analyses the influence of the organisational structure. A set of hypotheses derived from literature builds the basis for the quantitative analysis of an industry survey with 116 participants from German-speaking countries. The results show that these technologies have distinct, partially unexpected, performance effects. Furthermore, this research provides evidence that the organisational structure of technology implementation plays no significant role in the attainment of higher technology implementation levels.

Authors Wiech, Michael; Boffelli, Albachiara; Elbe, Christian; Carminati, Paolo; Friedli, Thomas & Kalchschmidt, Matteo
Journal or Publication Title Production Planning & Control
Language English
Keywords Industry 4.0, organisational structure, technology implementation, firm performance, internal enablers
Subjects business studies
information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date 30 August 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication Online
Number of Pages 16
ISSN 0953-7287
Publisher DOI 10.1080/09537287.2020.1810766
Official URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09537...
Depositing User Christian Elbe
Date Deposited 31 Aug 2020 06:19
Last Modified 31 Aug 2020 06:19
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/260861

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Wiech, Michael; Boffelli, Albachiara; Elbe, Christian; Carminati, Paolo; Friedli, Thomas & Kalchschmidt, Matteo (2020) Implementation of big data analytics and Manufacturing Execution Systems: an empirical analysis in German-speaking countries. Production Planning & Control, ISSN 0953-7287

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