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Impact of Industry 4.0 on Quality Management in Capital Energy Projects

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Published Issue : Volume-4 Issue-1
Year of Publication : 2021
Unique Identification Number : IJSRED-V4I1P85
Authors : Essam E. Elnahrawy
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Abstract :

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0) is the present development of the digitized industry owing to information exchange and computerization. Digital transformation of businesses has become widespread among corporates over the past decade; however, the movement of adopting new technology platforms had not seen a major boost until the force majeure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020. With oil prices at record low and declining energy demand owing to the pandemic, the energy industry is currently facing its greatest challenge. Owing to these events,the need to navigate disruptions effectively and bring innovative thinking to the forefront have further accelerated, andquality management is not an exception in this transformation. Industry 4.0 empowers digital transformation of quality systems in many organizations and pushes toward eliminating traditional paper-based quality management system. However, quality movement in capital energy projects has not picked up the pace,unlike other business sectors.While most literature summarizes Industry 4.0 in 12 technological areas, in this articlethe author aim to open a window for predicting how digitization can impact quality management in capitalenergy projects with the focus on six technologies:(a) artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data; (b) blockchain; (c) augmented reality or mixed reality;(d) remote visual inspection;(e) three-dimensional (3D)laser scanning and digital profiling; and (f) 3D printing.