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December 17, 2020 35 min

The year is 2020. Threats spread in the air, and through inboxes; the drive of industry and automated manufacturing is unstoppable. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. In this episode, BDO’s National Leader, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Ryan Pollett and Executive Director, Digital & Technology Advisory, Kane Stavens explore all things ‘Industry 4.0’, including the most pressing question; what does the latest industrial revolution mean for manufacturers, in and outside of the COVID-19 crisis; and how can Australian manufacturers adapt and survive in difficult conditions?

Covered in this episode:


- Defining Industry 4.0

- Specific issues facing Australian manufacturers in 2020

- An overview of increased cyber threats

- How well Australian manufacturers pivoted during the global pandemic

- How Australian manufacturers have or haven’t adopted new technology

- How manufacturers can get the most bang for buck in Industry 4.0

- Exploring the biggest cyber threats to manufacturers

- Breaking down the impacts of the Federal Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy

- Preventing value loss and unpacking the key risk indicators

- The future of free trade agreements

- Future forecasting; how to best prepare for the unknown. 

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Produced by BDO in Australia and The Podcast Boss.

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