Challenges for the Factory of the Future

Course description
This module introduces the main issues involved in the industrial processes of tomorrow. It is presented in the form of business testimonies led by the Faculty of the Post Master’s Programme and by industrial stakeholders. The objective of this module is to address, with regard to the notion of Industry 4.0, the main challenges and opportunities associated with the different industrial sectors: automotive, agro-food, retail, luxury, creative and cultural industries. The following topics will be addressed:

  • The significance of technical developments: digital technology, robotics and artificial intelligence;
  •  the computation of costs and monitoring of industrial performance of cyber-physical industrial systems;
  • the notion of time to market and its importance in innovation processes;
  • the production planning, workload management and workforce.


  • understand the main industrial challenges of the industry of the future in France and abroad.
  • identify key skills needed by today’s industry managers when preparing the future.

Academic Instructor
Simon Tamayo|MINES ParisTech