Towards ‘Lean Industry 4.0ʹ – Current trends and future perspectives

Krzysztof Ejsmont , Bartłomiej Gładysz , Donatella Corti , Fernando Castaño , Wael M. Mohammed , Jose L. Martinez Lastra


The enterprises to be competitive are constantly looking for continuous increase of productivity, quality and level of services. With the development of Industry 4.0 concept, manufacturers are more confident about new advantages of automation and systems integration. Lean management is well developed and empirically proven effective managerial approach. Combining Lean and Industry 4.0 practices seems to be necessary evolutionary step for further raise the level of operational excellence (exploitation of finance, workload, materials, machines/ devices). There is an increasing number of Industry 4.0 solutions used to reduce waste (as known from Lean Management). Therefore, the main objective of this article aims at presenting the results of a literature review on the concept of ‘Lean Industry 4.0ʹ. Dynamic methodology called “Systematic Literature Network Analysis (SLNA)” was used. It combines the Systematic Literature Review approach with the quantitative analysis of bibliographic networks to detect emerging topics and the dynamic evolution of the topics. The paper is a comprehensive systematization and rationalization of knowledge about the integration of LM and I4.0 concepts, identifies the most important research trends and defines directions for future research. The article contains a framework that presents the current state of knowledge in the area of Lean Industry 4.0.
Author Krzysztof Ejsmont (FPE / IOPS)
Krzysztof Ejsmont,,
- The Institute of Organization of Production Systems
, Bartłomiej Gładysz (FPE / IOPS)
Bartłomiej Gładysz,,
- The Institute of Organization of Production Systems
, Donatella Corti
Donatella Corti,,
, Fernando Castaño
Fernando Castaño,,
, Wael M. Mohammed
Wael M. Mohammed,,
, Jose L. Martinez Lastra
Jose L. Martinez Lastra ,,
Journal seriesCogent Business & Management, [Cogent Business and Management], ISSN 2331-1975
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets1.55
Article number1781995
Keywords in English bibliometrics; Industry 4.0; lean management; lean manufacturing; systematic literature network analysis
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 23-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; GS Citations = 1.0
Citation count*1 (2020-08-31)
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