Reduce overtime by up to 50%. Improve production quality. Reduce the management and storage costs of goods in the warehouse.
This is not a utopia or an impossible illusion; GP Progetti knows how to optimize industrial production: with industry 4.0.
There are many reasons to choose the consulting of the company of Sarezzo (Brescia): imagine for example to have an expert available for your business able to find solutions and develop application programs suitable for a company and a market in constant evolution. Therefore you should not worry about organizing work day by day and you could face the challenge of innovation in all serenity.
The experience of GP Progetti provides customers with many solutions to manage production, data and the efficiency of business processes. Thanks to the information flows that are centrally coordinated, the scheduling software can in fact manage all the production by simulating for example the manufacturability of a product.
Moreover, supplies can be provided in a dynamic manner in direct relation to each production order and its specific needs through customized packages.
Optimizing industrial production with industry 4.0: it’s easy to innovate the company with GP Progetti
It is essential to tackle the arrival and implementation of new technologies with adequate preparation. GP Progetti is the ideal partner for optimizing industrial production with the 4.0 industry in a conscious and performing manner.
The analyze of the case histories with regard to the companies that have chosen this innovative business approach proves a strong increase in productivity, therefore an important performance improvement.
The last DEF has confirmed economic benefits for the next year in order to support companies in this renewal process: in 2019 it will be possible to benefit from a 120% hyper-depreciation for the software purchase. Novelties were also introduced in parallel for investments in capital goods.
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Extension for 2019 hyper-amortization: what are the categories that can benefit from the tax incentives?
First of all the bonuses will be renewed, but not to the same extent as 2018.
This is clarified by the latest EFD (Economic and Financial Document) which describes the innovations of the Industry 4.0 Plan.
The extension of hyper-amortization for 2019 will drop to 175%; 120% for software. Instead it seems that the super amortization will not be foreseen thus arriving at the natural expiration date of December 31st, 2018.
In order to know for certain the incentive measures it will be necessary to wait for the final approval of the 2019 Budget Law.
Extension for 2019 hyper-amortization: measures for the new year
It appears that for now the advantage on the purchase of physical assets will be halved.
As anticipated the bonus for the asset will go from 250% to 175%, thus underlining a significant reduction.
However, a new type of tax incentive will be introduced regarding the Corporate Tax VAT rate on reinvested earnings: the tax will drop by nine points, from 24% to 15%.
An incentive will be introduced together with the extension of the 2019 hyper-amortization for the assumption of new “4.0 figures”, which are highly specialized with regard to this matter.
SMEs will be supported in the recruitment of experts available to the company that will be able to undertake digital transformation using the knowledge of 4.0 experts.
Industry 4.0 extension 2019: the figure of temporary digital manager
Companies will be able to use a temporary digital manager, an innovation specialist at the service of SMEs that aim towards innovation.
This figure will be in charge of the digitization and transformation of the business towards the 4.0 process, facilitating the training of professionals within the company.
The goal is to continue in a natural way towards an effective digital transformation that is among other things the transformation of SMEs into 4.0 keys one of the main drivers for the revival of the production system.
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Good news on the automotive sector’s performance: the Italian automotive and spare parts sector is experiencing a positive period in the current year.
The data, in fact, indicate higher indices than the European ones: also on the new applied technologies. The advent of Industry 4.0 also involved this sector, bringing about many changes and benefits. This transition also involves challenges that have to do with the development of a workforce capable of evolving together with these changes. The 4.0 software also allows us to meet the increasingly demanding customer demand: as more and more personalized and customizable products are required, production must be able to be as flexible as possible, with the goal of being competitive. These new skills and methodology will not replace the existing ones, but they will be added in an important way within the range of insiders’ knowledge.
Automotive sector’s performance: perspective
According to a recent research carried out by the Centro Studi of Fondazione Ergo, a strong demand for skills in the ICT sector is expected by 2025, with a specific focus on new apps, software and 4.0 innovative technologies. It is therefore certain that more and more workers will use devices such as smartphones and tablets for the communication and operation of the machines, making it essential to have a thorough knowledge of the working tools.
Good news also regarding registrations, increasing in 2018 and 2019: the increase of operating vehicles has been estimated at 3 and 1.9% respectively.
The international scenario is characterized by profound transformations and, not least, large geographical differences. For example, the Italian automotive sector continues to record a solid trend, sustained by national demand and the dynamism of exportations.
In addition, Italian companies are positively taking new directions that affect car’s onboard tech and electric motors.
A challenge for the future?
The unknown factor is linked to the acquisition of new markets, such as the Chinese one, which is reluctant to let itself be conquered by the Italian know-how.
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GP Progetti is continuously evolving in the field of tools for industrial management. The proposed software packages are designed to improve the productive efficiency of companies and are able to meet the needs of different sectors. GP Progetti’s solutions are able to follow the analysis phases, customer and supplier order inventory coverage, supply and more. The centralized management of production flows is the basis of a process that offers quality products or services: this is why it should involve all professionals whose priority is the streamlining of production phases, the limitation of various wastes and the general improvement of all planning stages. Thanks to the workflow management systems it is useful for keeping track of workload, all documents and all data; a correct methodology for implementing the tools for industrial management can be summarized in five main steps:
- Identify the process to be analyzed
- Define input and output exchanged between the protagonists of the process
- Define the activities and procedures that control the progress
- Define expectations
- Define the responsibilities of the process
The production scheduler: planning methods
Thanks to the production scheduler it is possible to manage all company resources whether they are workbenches, operators or external resources. GP Progetti has created ten scheduling software packages and three data collection modules: they are completely customizable data collection and production monitoring programs that become a real monitor for real time planning supervision.
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A series of technological changes have taken place within the business sphere for several years which materialized in projects supported by Industry 4.0 Plan 2018.
The digitalization of business processes has increasingly developed in every sector with the successful involving of Italy, so much that it has become necessary to draw up a series of benefits for companies, not just tax but also on the training necessary for the beneficial use of digital technologies.
The 4.0 business plan was approved by the government at the end of 2016 in order to provide companies with practical tools to operate properly with technological tools: in the meantime, the needs of the companies themselves and the aims of the Industry 4.0 national plan have undergone some changes; now the plan is analyzing how the issue will be addressed next year.
Industry 4.0 2018
So far, the reality of industry 4.0 is not a real trend on a large scale: only large companies have taken the “challenge” by applying the new systems to individual projects of internal renewal.
However there were some very successful results thanks to the application of the 4.0 policies.
The data emerge from a survey developed by the Ministry of Economic Development on the dissemination of new methodologies according to which:
- about half of the companies over 250 employees have already adopted at least a 4.0 technology
- more than a third of the companies between 50 and 250 employees have chosen to apply 4.0 technologies for their production processes
It turns out, however, that only 24.4% of the companies under 50 employees (therefore the small and medium enterprises) have already experimented with this type of solutions.
The gap remains if the trend of the “phenomenon” is projected in the future year. In the coming months it is expected that only 10% of medium-sized Italian companies will implement at least a 4.0 technology (compared to the three-year period), but the percentage rises to 35.1% among those over 250 employees and significantly decreases to 7.9% among those with ten employees.
Some of the innovations of Industry 4.0 2018 concern the drop shipping activity – a sales model that is gaining ground lately. The new solutions are presented at the same time for the GDO, construction companies and shops in general, from clothing to furniture.
Innovation often starts “silently” as a leader within the big groups in order to spread at a second moment with great enthusiasm: nothing worrying in the extrapolated data.
If you are interested in knowing all the news concerning incentives for Industry 4.0 of 2018, contact us to find out if you are eligible for tax incentives.
Industry 4.0 is increasingly expanding its borders thanks to the greater digitization and interconnection that is characterizing the market in recent years.
Thus the industrial 4.0 digitization has spread successfully in most of the world, developing recently also in Italy.
In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, the digitization of business processes, especially those dedicated to production has increasingly developed in every sector, involving both small and large companies.
Among the processes, production has undergone the highest effects of industrial 4.0 digitization, as it moves from more rigid logic to a more flexible system, which also allows greater customization of the offer by adapting the product to customer requests, sustaining low costs.
This new industrial revolution pushes towards the era of on-demand production, facilitating the launch of machines that are always connected and able to produce pieces quickly and efficiently.
The industrial 4.0 digitization favors the interconnection of all production components.
In addition to investments, another significant element for the transition to this new way of doing business is human capital, which must be properly trained and must be able to adapt to the many changes brought by digitization.
The Industrial 4.0 Plan
At the end of 2016 the Business 4.0 Plan is approved by the government and this represents an opportunity for all companies that want to seize the possibilities linked to the fourth industrial revolution.
The plan includes concrete measures based on three main guidelines: to operate in the logic of technological neutrality, to intervene with horizontal actions (therefore not sectorial) and to act on enabling factors.
Among the objectives of this plan: to mobilize already in 2017 additional private investments for 10 billion and to allocate 11.3 billion of private spending in research between 2017 and 2020. Not less, more than 2.6 billion Euro of private early stage investments.
The advantages of industrial 4.0 digitization
The advantages that can be obtained from industry 4.0 are numerous and essentially linked to a recovery of staff productivity.
Moreover, since these systems are easy to use, the company does not find it difficult to implement them and can also define which technology to focus on.
The main purpose of the industrial 4.0 plan is to encourage companies to adapt and fully adhere to the fourth industrial revolution, supporting the digitization of business processes and the technological modernization of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises throughout the country.
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Both the demand and production are growing. To keep up with the requests, however, you need software to optimize the production more and more customizable able to meet the real needs of the customer. Considering that in the first half of 2018 and in the next few months at least in the European Union foreign markets are increasingly important for the SMEs of Brescia and allow often significant margins, it is appropriate to seriously reflect on this possibility of growth and development, still supported by Industry 4.0 Plan.
The importance of the foreign market was highlighted by the six-monthly analysis of data on the international development of partner enterprises carried out by the Apindustria study center through a survey involving a sample of 100 partner enterprises, mainly from the engineering sector. In the first half of 2018, turnover in the EU countries grew by 46% of companies, and in 15% of cases over 10%. This is a good sign also for those who have exported to other non-EU European countries and, in a distinct way, to Africa and the Middle East. If this is the picture of the recent past, expectations on international trade for the next months are mostly stable. The most optimistic notes concern the EU market: half of the sample believes that intra-EU trade can grow further. The prospects for European non-EU markets are also positive, except for the Russian one, where almost a fifth of respondents expect a significant reduction in the near future. The North American market is stable, the main growth prospects are identified in North Africa (67% of respondents) and in the Middle East (50%), areas where in the past years (due to geopolitical tensions) there were significant standstills.
Data on the international development of Apindustria companies reveal the growth of exports
As regards the methods and approaches to the foreign markets, in line with the data recorded in the previous semesters, the prevailing formula is the direct export, used by 64% of respondents. The B2B digital platforms are currently used by approximately one in ten companies. As for the responsibility to increase market shares in the near future, the European Union appears as a natural development area for an already consolidated presence. The greatest efforts will be directed towards Asia: «80% of those intending to turn to this market – read in the foreign focus of the Apindustria study office – will invest to implement or develop new business relationships. It is interesting to highlight that Asia, pointed out by respondents, is not strictly China, with respect to which they seem to pay little attention». More than in the Country of the Dragon, the companies seem to look to other Countries in the Southeast Asia area, crossed by solid growth processes and with the possibility of building positive business relationships. Compared to the difficulties, the limited company size (with related problems of lack of dedicated personnel, costs and sometimes linguistic barriers) represents for the partner enterprises the main obstacle to the development of further commercial relations with foreign countries. Thus, the foreign office activated at this point by Apindustria for the past three years, aimed precisely at supporting companies in the necessary internationalization process, should also be taken into consideration. In addition to the endogenous factors, however, the exogenous aspects also matter, the first one being represented by the protectionist barriers.
Half of the companies contacted believe that intra-EU businesses can grow further. Relations with Africa are recovering
«The analysis of our study center confirms the growing importance of foreign markets for Brescian companies – underlines the vice president of Apindustria Brescia with the manager in charge of internationalization Alessandro Orizio -, interested not only in consolidating their presence in Europe but wishing to deepen the significant opportunities that exist in Asia. However, there is also a concern about the protectionist signs, which certainly do not help an open and export-oriented productive system like ours. Our wish is that we can find positive solutions to current disagreements, to the benefit of businesses and consumers».
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Source: Bresciaoggi 29/08/2018
Italy towards the turning point 4.0.
The market of Industry 4.0 projects in Italy in 2017 – between IT solutions, enabling technology components on traditional production assets and related services – reaches a value between 2.3 and 2.4 billion euro, of which 84% realized towards Italian companies and the rest as exports, showing an increase of 30% compared to last year which: read in a multiannual perspective, ratifies the almost doubling of the market in just three years. The 4.0 projects include an induction of around 400 million euros in “traditional” digital innovation projects.
These are some of the results of the research of the Industry 4.0 Observatory of the School of Management of the Milan Polytechnic. The Industrial IoT (referring to the only components to connect the machinery to the network) confirms itself as the most widespread 4.0 technology, with a value of around 1.4 billion euros (60% of the market, + 30% on the previous year).
Following Industrial Analytics with 410 million euros (20% of the market, + 25%) and Cloud Manufacturing with 200 million euros (10% of the market, + 35%), but among the first for growth.
8% of the market is represented by Advanced Automation solutions (145 million euros, + 20%), while the Advanced Human Machine Interface, even with a low total value (around 30 million euros), is the first for growth compared to last year (+ 50%).
Among the IT solutions, enabling technological components and related services, the project market has a value of 2,400 million euros.
90% covers industrial IoT, Analytics and Cloud Manufacturing.
The national plan is bearing fruit. Now focus on SMEs.
The photograph taken by the Industry 4.0 Observatory of the School of Management of the Milan Polytechnic
The level of knowledge increases on Industry 4.0: only 2.5% of the companies say they do not know the topic (two years ago it was almost 40%); 15% are in the exploratory phase, while 55% say they have already implemented 4.0 solutions: numbers that bear witness to the ferment of the Italian scenario of Industry 4.0, in which a good level of basic technology “literacy” (on average 90% of companies know the individual Smart Technologies).
The impact of the National Industry 4.0 Plan appears very positive: on a sample of 236 companies, 92% know the measures (84% a year ago), half say they have already used hyper and super-amortization for the renewal of their assets and one in four plans to do so shortly.
The distribution of investments that exploit these forms of incentive is varied, with 25% of the companies investing more than three million euros and 20% that has appropriated less than 200 thousand euros. With reference to the tax credit foreseen for 4.0 training, six out of ten companies declare that they will want to take advantage of it.
“Over the past two years, the market for industrial digitalisation has almost doubled, driven by a modern industrial policy and reinforced by incentives, while the awareness of Industry 4.0 and the knowledge of new technologies are now widespread in almost all the productive realities of the country – explain Alessandro Perego, Andrea Sianesi and Marco Taisch, Scientific Managers of the Industry 4.0 Observatory – Now it is necessary that every company align this digital maturity to its business objectives, starting from the fact that new technologies are the foundation of Industry 4.0 and not its point of arrival, rethinking processes and organizational models in the difficult balance between operational management, continuous improvement and radical innovation “.
“The National Plan has played an excellent role as an accelerator of the transformation 4.0 so far, both by spreading their knowledge and by favouring private investments in fiscal terms,” Perego, Sianesi and Taisch continue, “but it is likely that their stimulus can not continue. indefinitely: the next big challenge to consolidate and keep growing in the market will be to identify the right path to involve SMEs, which represent the true heart of Italian manufacturing, in the digital transformation. ”
After the standstill occurred in April, industrial production returned to growth in May, marking + 0,7% compared to the previous month. This was noted by ISTAT, pointing out that the index adjusted for calendar effects increased by 2,1% compared to May 2017 and that all the main groupings of industries recorded a positive result, with the capital goods that continue to stimulate the growth both on an annual basis and compared to April.
On average for the first five months, production grew by 2,8% on an annual basis. On average in the March-May quarter, Italian industrial production decreased by 0,4% compared to the previous quarter. In May, the monthly seasonally adjusted index shows cyclical growth in all sectors, with positive changes for energy (+ 1,2%), intermediate goods (+ 0,9%), capital goods (+0,4%) and consumer goods (+ 0,2%).
The correct indices for the calendar effects recorded positive trend variations in all groupings in May 2018: the increase in capital goods (+ 3,1%), energy (+ 2,2%) and consumer goods (+ 2,1%). The manufacturing sectors with the highest annual growth are: manufacture of electrical and non-electric household appliances (+ 7,3%), production of basic pharmaceutical products (+ 6,6%) and machinery and equipment (+5,1%).
Data confirm the objectives set by the Industry 4.0 Plan which is really working as proved by the results gathered in the last few months.
The technology industry continues to represent an important economic accelerator for Italy. The proof of this statement is the processing, related to 2017, by Anie, a federation representing electrical engineering and electronic companies within Confindustria. DATA show an overall increase in revenues of 3, 8%, to 78 billion euro for electrotechnics and electronics, with an increase of 7, 8% for the first (58 billion) and 2, 7% for the second (20 billion) compared to 2016.
The uncertainty that characterized the early years seems to have been set aside, thanks also to the restart of investments, supported by the National plan and software for industry 4.0. A positive feeling that also extends to the export field: the annual increase in the Anie sectors is equal to 5,2% – about 30 million euro – with a +4,7% for electrical engineering and a +7,4 % for electronics, thanks to the growth in demand both from the European Union (+4,7%) and from abroad (+5,4%).
In 2017, total revenues increased by 3, 8% to 78 billion euro. The year 2018 confirms the positive trend, both in terms of turnover and orders
On the other hand, Anie technologies are directed towards the trends in the end markets which are variable: those for the industrial market confirm in 2017 a driving role and a decidedly dynamic trend, with an increase of 9, 1% in the previous year. Good news also from the construction sector, after a decade of strong weakness in conjunction with the global economic crisis: in this case the growth is 3, 9%, in line with the restart of construction investments. The energy market also sets aside the slowdown of 2016, both for traditional and renewable sources: the total turnover increases by 2, 9%.
The data processed by Anie (Confindustria) highlight the recovery of the strategic sector
On the contrary, negative news comes from Infrastructures and Transports, which show a decrease of 5, 8% linked also to a temporal misalignment in the orders accounting. The latter actually continues to grow and the turnover linked to the export of the sector rises by 9, 4%. Data from Anie Observatory, conducted on a sample of 130 representative companies, shows a positive point of view for the first half of 2018: 58% of companies show a growth in revenues compared to the first 6 months of 2017, while the increase in orders are about 63% of the sample.
ON THE FOREIGN FRONT there is a 46% increase in turnover. Encouraging news that should cover the second part of the year. Finally, employment: 86% of the organizations involved report stability.
Bresciaoggi July 15th, 2018