Track: IND


Industry 4.0

Track Chair

Prof. Dr. Alptekin Erkollar, Sakarya University

Industry 4.0, referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, has exponentially grown starting from manufacturing sector, and is sweeping across industries, changing everything from production, business models, customer relations, research projects, education, regional, national and global innovation strategies. The driving force behind this development is the rapidly increasing digitization of economy and society and a growing concern with customer centricity and user-driven innovation. Industry 4.0 depends on a number of technological developments, one of them being information and communication technologies, which are used to digitize information and integrate systems at all stages of product development and service life, both inside an organization and cross-organizational. It depends on decentralization, virtualization, interoperability, real-time capability, and service orientation. Numerous industries around the world have set onto industry 4.0 in an attempt to boost competitiveness and product quality. Technology trends forming the building blocks for Industry 4.0 are big data and analytics, augmented reality, simulation, additive manufacturing, the cloud, cyber security, the (industrial) internet of things, horizontal and vertical system integration, and autonomous robots. These technologies will lead to greater efficiencies and change traditional relationships among suppliers, producers, and customers, as well as between human and machine.

Alptekin Erkollar is a professor for management information Systems at Sakarya University, Business School, Department of Management Information Systems, Sakarya, Turkey.

Prof. Erkollar's research expertise includes management information systems, industry 4.0 and the factory of the future, production management, technology management, modelling of business systems and simulation. Some of his recent publications include ‘Flextrans 4.0 – Smart Logistics for Smart Cities’, ‘Industry 4.0: Big Data Revolutions require Smart Technologies’ and ‘Sustainable Cities Need Smart Transportation: The Industry 4.0 Transportation Matrix’. He is an author/editor of several books, more than 200 refereed papers, and an editorial board member of 13 international journals. His recently edited book ‘Enterprise and Business Management - Industry 4.0’ is the 2018 volume of the international EBM Series.


Endüstri 4.0’ın İnsan Kaynakları Planlaması Üzerine Etkileri

Canan Yılmaz, Sakarya University
Alptekin Erkollar, Sakarya University

ERP-Related Issues and Challenges in Turkey: An Overview from ERP Experts

Gülay Ekren, Sinop University
Alptekin Erkollar, Sakarya University
Birgit Oberer, Sakarya University

Internet Nesnelerinin Veri Takası ve Değer Aktarımı Üzerine Metot Önerisi

Mansur Beştaş, Siirt University
Uğur Yavuz, Atatürk University

Bir İmalat İşletmesi için Endüstri 4.0 (Dijital) Olgunluk Seviyesi Belirleme Uygulaması

Tijen Över Özçelik, Sakarya University
Alptekin Erkollar, Sakarya University
Halil İbrahim Cebeci, Sakarya University

Endüstri 4.0 Kapsamında Akıllı Fabrikaların İncelenmesi

M. Hanefi Calp, Karadeniz Technical University
Ekrem Bahçekapılı, Karadeniz Technical University
Muhammet Berigel, Karadeniz Technical University