E-learning is a prerequisite for efficiently rolling out respective solutions and gathering the associated benefits. To efficiently support the global rollout of such solutions, training of global staff needs to be fast and efficient, and have frequent updates. Here, e-learning becomes the core enabler of most globally scaled smart-manufacturing solutions. In this article, Niklas Brundin, Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Johan Treutiger, Carl Reiman and Caroline Dedering at Arthur D. Little, argue why E-Learning and implementation of smart manufacturing, or in a broader perspective, Industry 4.0 approaches, are deeply connected.
Almost all large projects e.g. the construction of a new airport or a train station are completed late and cost more than originally calculated. But over budget projects hit more than just political ambitions. Corporations of all sizes predominantly miscount with their projects too. Just eleven per cent of all major intersectoral investments deliver the profit previously calculated because the project remains within time and cost limits. This is a key finding from management consultancy Arthur D. Little’s recent study on projects with sizeable investments.