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The journey of the industrial sector in Indonesia in applying Industry 4.0 technology incised several important notes that will underlie further industrial developments.

In the chemical, pharmaceutical and textile sectors, a number of companies have implemented Industry 4.0 which enables efficiency and increased competitiveness.

"The 4th industrial revolution, which is a combination of technology by integrating technological, machine and human resources, has made a big difference in this sector," said the Director General of the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Textile Industry (IKFT) of the Ministry of Industry Muhammad Khayam.

The IKFT sector is a national priority for industrial development 4.0 because it has had brilliant performance so far. In 2020, exports of the chemical, pharmaceutical and textile industries will reach US $ 33.99 billion. The investment realization in that period amounted to Rp. 61.97 trillion, which was dominated by the chemical and chemical industry. This sector also absorbs a workforce of up to 6.24 million people.

"In addition, the pharmaceutical sector is also included in the priority to encourage its transformation and realize Indonesia's independence in the health sector," said Khayam.

Indonesia's independence in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry sector is important, especially in the current state of health emergencies. This sector is included in the high demand category amid the Covid-19 pandemic at a time when other sectors are severely affected.

Until 2021, a number of programs have been implemented by the Ministry of Industry to implement the Making Indonesia 4.0 road map in the IKFT sector, including the assessment (assessment) of the Indonesia Industry 4.0 Readiness Index (INDI 4.0), implementation of a road map for the implementation and adoption of industrial technology 4.0 in the textile and clothing sector, improving the flow of material in the petrochemical industry sector, as well as establishing a pilot project for the textile industry 4.0.

"We also organize technical guidance and training for transformation managers as well as the construction of the Indonesia Smart Textile Industry Hub (ISTIH)," said Khayam.

In addition, the Ministry of Industry also provides facilities for restructuring the textile, leather and footwear industries by rejuvenating machines or equipment to use more modern technology. Furthermore, the preparation of an architecture model for the implementation of Industry 4.0 will also be carried out.

"Then, the Ministry of Industry also implements learn management in this sub-sector," he added.

In 2020, there were seven companies in the IKFT sector that received the INDI 4.0 award and one company received the title of National Lighthouse Industry 4.0.

The seven companies are PT Kaltim Parna Industri, PT Biggy Cemerlang, PT Schott Igar Glass, PT Kimia Farma Sungwun Pharmacopia, PT Globalindo Intimates, PT TI Matsuoka Winner Industry, and PT Asia Pacific Rayon. Meanwhile, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur received the title of National Lighthouse Industry 4.0 in the chemical industry sector.

"The eight companies in the IKFT sector received an INDI 4.0 score of more than 3, which indicates a mature readiness stage," said Khayam.

The Director General of IKFT of the Ministry of Industry hopes that the Hannover Messe event can become a media for promotion, communication and information between industries and users so as to create a supply chain. In addition, the Hannover Messe also opens opportunities to conduct National Branding on Indonesia's position as a new power in the world economy and global manufacturing player.

On the same occasion, Senior Vice President for Information Technology of PT Pupuk Indonesia Mardiyanto explained that digital transformation in the company was carried out in order to maintain business and business continuity in line with the company master plan.

The transformation to Industry 4.0 that is carried out refers to the Customer Centric Model, namely by changing production patterns from capacity based to adjusting customer demands or needs. Then, Agri Solutions and services for the expansion of one stop solution services in the agricultural sector.

"We also apply best in class operation and supply chain to optimize operating costs and supply chain," said Mardiyanto.

Meanwhile, PT Indofarma Tbk Darkono's Pharma Sales and Marketing Manager revealed that the application of industry 4.0 in the company includes the application of integrated business processes using ERP SAP, both for horizontal integration and vertical value chains.

Furthermore, the company is also carrying out consistent engineering or investing in the revitalization of production facilities, especially towards automation to make the production process more effective and efficient.

One of the innovations made by Indofarma is the TeleDoc Pro application. This is a realtime, remote, multifunctional telemedicine application that functions as a thermometer, stethoscope, and measures oxygen saturation.

"The digital transformation that is being implemented today can make sales prices more competitive, improve product quality and output, increase human resource capabilities, and make business processes more stable," explained Darkono.

Meanwhile, Sherlina Kawilarang. CEO of PT Excellence Qualities Yarn explained, the company he leads started implementing industry 4.0 when he bought a machine with quality that supports this technology in 2013.

This company is determined to align three important factors that support its successful implementation, namely machinery technology, fiber or visual technology, and human resources (HR). "One of them is by developing human resource capabilities through training in the basics of industrial technology 4.0," he said.