Impact of IoT on Manufacturing Industry 4.0: A New Triangular Systematic Review


The Internet of Things (IoT) has realised the fourth industrial revolution concept; however, its applications in the manufacturing industry are relatively sparse and primarily investigated without contextual peculiarities. Our research undertakes an intricate critical review to investigate significant aspects of IoT applications in the manufacturing Industry 4.0 perspective to address this gap. We adopt a systematic literature review approach by Denyer and Tranfield (2009) to carry out critical analyses that help develop future research domains based on empirical studies. We describe key knowledge gaps in the existing literature and empirical studies by exploring the main contribution categories and finding six critical differences between traditional and manufacturing Industry 4.0 and 10 enablers and 11 challenges of IoT applications. Finally, an agenda for future research is proposed with 11 research domains to focus on the recognised gaps.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drivers and challenges of IoT,Industry 4.0,IoT,Smart factory,Systematic review,Geography, Planning and Development,Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment,Environmental Science (miscellaneous),Energy Engineering and Power Technology,Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Publication ISSN: 2071-1050
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2024 07:22
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2021 08:37
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2021-11-12
Accepted Date: 2021-11-05
Authors: Kalsoom, Tahera
Ahmed, Shehzad
Rafi-ul-Shan, Piyya Muhammad
Azmat, Muhammad (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8894-3737)
Akhtar, Pervaiz
Pervez, Zeeshan
Imran, Muhammad Ali
Ur-Rehman, Masood



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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