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Horizontal and Vertical System Integration

When it comes to production, horizontal integration has come to refer to well-integrated processes at the production-floor level as well, while vertical integration means that the production floor is tightly coordinated with higher-level business processes such as procurement and quality control.

In this article we explore how Industry 4.0 has further amplified the importance of horizontal and vertical integration, making them the very backbone on which the Smart Factory is built.


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