Sensors & Transducers

Vol. 261, Issue 2, July 2023, pp. 67-76

The use of Industry 4.0 in Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic: Literature Review

* Mephtaha GUENNOUN and Fatima BENNOUNA

National School of Applied Sciences, Engineering, Systems and Applications Laboratory, Fez, Morocco Tel.: +212 660 64 44 62


Received:29 March 2023 Accepted: 5 May 2023 Published:26 June 2023

Abstract: Nowadays, most countries are going through a rapid technological change and need to think of new ideas to keep up with this pace. With the industrial sector being one of the cornerstones of any country, companies need to find ways to adapt and accelerate the digitization process "Industry 4.0". This is to continue production in the future in the face of pandemics like Covid-19. The latter has plunged the industrial sector into a serious crisis, as many factories have indeed been closed for weeks to protect the health of their employees. This paper examines in detail, on the one hand, the results of existing research carried out on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on industrial enterprises at the national and international levels. On the other hand, it presents the evolution of Industry 4.0, its advantages and disadvantages, and the relevant technologies of this industry. Finally, it shows the use of Industry 4.0 in the management of this crisis.

Keywords: Covid-19, Industry 4.0, Industrial revolution, Digitalization, Impact.