A Sandbox Approach for Manufacturing Innovation: A Multiple Case Study

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This chapter presents an approach for manufacturing innovation, which we re-fer to as a “sandbox approach”. The sandbox approach relies on experimenting with Industry 4.0 solutions in settings that resemble a production environment but with no or restricted interruptions in daily operations. We present a case study of three small and medium-sized Danish manufacturers that have used the sandbox approach as a first step to develop an Industry 4.0 solution to un-derstand the potential of this approach and the effects this creates in the com-panies. The sandbox approach is an appropriate approach for manufacturing innovation in cases where the company may not be familiar with the technolo-gies they want to exploit, do not understand their own requirements for the so-lution, or are not sure about the value of a solution they consider implementing and thus cannot make a realistic business case.
TitelThe Future of Smart Production for SMEs: A methodological and practical approach towards digitalization in SMEs.
StatusUdgivet - 2023