The digital twin
Virtuality beats reality?
An outlook on the development of production processes as part of Industry 4.0
Industrial production networks are taking shape more and more. Particularly for manufacturers of consumer goods, batch-size-zero targets are leading to intensive efforts in the reorganisation of their own production and in the process of networking with those cooperating in production. The concept, promoted in Germany under the catchword Industrie 4.0 – known internationally as the Industrial Internet of Things – has also been given an IT-related framework with the term 'administration shell' from the reference architecture RAMI 4.0.
German AnwaltSpiegel (lawyers' magazine)