Will Industry 4.0 kill off Lean as a manufacturing discipline?

Lean is about repeatable, rule-driven processes aimed at minimising waste. Data-driven decision-making is about agility and reacting swiftly to events, ultimately to react to them before they’ve even happened.

So, can these two very different ways of running a manufacturing plant co-exist? Mike Morris of Maestro Business believes they can, and explained why to Editorial Director Nick Peters at the recent Smart Factory Expo 2018 in Liverpool.