ICSEMD 2023 Guest Speaker

Name: Sunday Afolalu, PhD, MNSE, COREN
Current Position: Professor
Institution: Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

Speech Title:

Evolution of Maintenance Processes in Industry 4.0


The fourth industrial revolution, sometimes known as industry 4.0, has fundamentally altered how firms run. Maintenance processes are one of the areas affected by this transformation. The industry 4.0 environment has made traditional maintenance techniques insufficient, thus organizations are now seeking for more effective and efficient ways to maintain their machinery, equipment, and assets. The development of maintenance processes in industry 4.0 is thoroughly discussed in this study. This paper begins with an introduction to industry 4.0, giving a quick rundown of the idea and the reasons why conventional maintenance procedures are no longer useful or practical. The examination of the literature explores the benefits and difficulties of industry 4.0, as well as how it affects maintenance procedures, and it also clarifies the relationship between industry 4.0 and maintenance procedures. The paper also offers a thorough examination of the three generations that make up the history of maintenance procedures. The report also investigates the function of predictive maintenance in industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 maintenance procedures now include predictive maintenance as a crucial step since it gives companies instantaneous information about the condition of their machines and equipment. The examination of maintenance procedures in industry 4.0 and their potential for future development serves as the paper's conclusion. Overall, this presentation offers a thorough analysis of how maintenance procedures have changed in the context of industry 4.0, emphasizing the necessity for companies to modify their maintenance tactics to remain successful in this new setting.


AFOLALU, Sunday Adeniran is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department. Afe Babalola University, Ado Nigeria and also a Visiting Professor at Mechanical Engineering Science Department, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a certified corporate member of many local and international professional bodies such as Council for Registered Engineer of Nigeria (COREN), International Association of Engineer (IAENG), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Chattered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management Nigeria (CIPSMN).

He is a proactive international and national scholar and award-winning individual with a soundtrack of quality research spanning across Design and Production Technology, Nanotechnology, Tribocorrosion, Manufacturing and Reliability, Additive manufacturing, Wear and Failure Analysis, Applied Mechanics, Surface Engineering and Green Hydrogen Energy.

He has over twenty (20) years of teaching and industrial experience with over Two Hundred and Fifty (250) published papers in peer-reviewed Learned Scopus indexed Journals, Conference Proceedings, and Books of chapters. Due to his active participation in Research, he is currently the Chair and board member of some organizations and many research groups such as Interdisciplinary Product Research, Institute of Fourth Industrial Revolution, Hydrogen Evolution Research, Reverse Engineering Cluster, and International Conference Committee. He is also a multi-task individual that loves team and collaboration work with an open mind.

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