The history of the industry since its inception is marked by the acquisition of
great knowledge, events, and discoveries that have changed the structure of cities,
their populations, the types of products they offer and the way they offer them,
innovation in the development of production processes, and the way employees
work, among many other aspects.
The industry at the time of its emergence can be verified as a result of the combination
of three fundamental aspects: knowledge, experimentation, and entrepreneurial
innovation. These aspects have effectively contributed as a potential
medium for offering jobs and developing new products to people and their needs.
Thus, the industry has its evolution distributed in different stages and of equal
relevance. Such stages are represented by the First, Second, Third, and, imminently,
Fourth Industrial Revolution. It would be misleading to say that industry 4.0 is
a new model that is totally unaware of the industrial revolutions that occurred
earlier. In fact, industry 4.0 fully utilizes all the foundations of previous industrial
revolutions, however, with higher rates of integration, digitization, virtualization,
technologies, and rapid response times to stimuli.
Just as the industry has undergone many changes and improvements in each of
its stages, the products developed, the ways of distribution, the customer demands,
the work of people, and the internal and external aspects have changed. Knowing
the industry 4.0 and all its capabilities in different areas is essential for the full use
of its potential, and also for those looking to achieve a form of collaboration in the
new industry, it is important to know all the new opportunities it presents.