Abstract: In Germany the fourth industrial revolution has begun its course during these last years (Factory 4.0), it is characterized by smart factory creation and countries as South Korea, UK and China have shown interest in integrating different technologies as the Internet of Things (IoT), emerging Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and industrial network to factories and have achieved integrating smart production systems and total automation thereof. This synergy has allowed them attaining higher productivity and competitiveness levels in different sectors. This document describes the main progress made in Factory 4.0 during the last 3 years as documented in scientific literature, using the Scopus database. Bibliographical analysis is carried out by means of VosViewer finding the main lines of research implemented by leading countries. On the other hand, an analysis of the Colombian context is conducted and a set of recommendations are issued in order for them to be adopted by research groups and foster innovation in new technologies for the benefit of the country.
Ivonne Cocunubo Cortes, Daniel Sanchez Castano and Holman Montiel Ariza, 2019. Colombia in Factory 4.0: Bibliographical Analysis, Recommendations for Research Groups. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 1614-1620.