Promoting ‘Industry 4.0’ Innovations for MSMEs | An Ultimate Perspective

**Title: Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution Explained | Interview with Robert Dizon**


Are you curious about Industry 4.0, the fourth Industrial Revolution? In this interview, we dive deep into the topic with Robert Dizon, Executive Director of the DOST Metals Industry Research and Development Center. Discover the historical context of the previous industrial revolutions and how they have paved the way for Industry 4.0. Learn about the challenges that local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) face in adopting these new technologies and the assistance provided by the government to make the transition smoother.

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Join us as we explore the world of Industry 4.0 and uncover how local MSMEs can harness innovation to stay competitive.

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📝 **Timestamps**:
00:00 Introduction to Industry 4.0
02:17 Historical context of previous Industrial Revolutions
04:32 Challenges faced by MSMEs in adopting Industry 4.0
08:10 Government assistance for local Industries

🔖 **Keywords**: Industry 4.0, Fourth Industrial Revolution, MSMEs, technological advancements, Innovation, DOST Metals Industry Research and Development Center, Robert Dizon

📜 **Full transcript**:
Foreign goods are manufactured amid technological advancements and they call this Industry 4.0. How can local MSMEs move towards this level of innovation? Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth Industrial Revolution. So is there support then there must be a first, a second, and a third, so the first Industrial Revolution happened in the 1700s or in the 1800s when people started to shift from manual labor or even animal labor to the use of machines. So we call this mechanization, mainly due to the development of the steam engine and steam power.

The Second Industrial Revolution happened in the early 1900s. This came about with the introduction of mass production and the development of the concept of the assembly line. The main technology driving this is electricity. The third Industrial Revolution happened in the 1970s, and the main technology here is the computer. There were a lot of computer and electronic devices and a lot of mechatronics introduced and applied into the factory. The assembly lines became computerized, and a lot of processes became created. Now, the fourth Industrial Revolution happened just recently. This is described by a lot of Information Technology, a lot of networking, where machines are now talking to machines. Various processes along the assembly line and the value chain are networked together, and a lot of information is being collected.

Mr. Dizon, Executive Director of the DOST Metals Industry Research and Development Center, joins us to discuss the adoption of Industry 4.0 in the Philippines. At the MIRDC, they conducted a project where they visited various companies all over the country to observe operations and provide recommendations for new technologies that can improve productivity and competitiveness. However, there has been hesitance and a low adoption rate among local MSMEs.

There are four main barriers to the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. Firstly, technical awareness among the workforce is lacking. Secondly, there is a financial aspect, as company owners may be hesitant to invest in new technologies. Thirdly, competency in using and maintaining these technologies is crucial. Lastly, the social and cultural aspect plays a role, as companies fear the impact of introducing new technologies on their long-term employees.

To support local industries in transitioning towards Industry 4.0, the government provides continuous consultancy services and training to workers. The MIRDC’s Advanced Mechatronics Robotics Industrial Automation Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMSEN) offer consultation to MSMEs and educational programs on these new technologies.

Thank you for joining us on this insightful journey into Industry 4.0 with Mr. Robert Dizon, Executive Director of DOST MIRDC.

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The world is seeing a change in the way goods are manufactured amid technological advancements.

And they call this “Industry 4.0.” How can local MSMEs move towards this level of innovation?

We speak with the DOST Metals Industry Research and Development Center’s Robert Dizon.

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