Document Type : Original Article
Associate Professor, Department of Management Science, Yazd University, Yazd. Iran
PhD student in Industrial Management (Production and Operations), Department of Management Science, Yazd University, Yazd. Iran
Professor, Department of Management Science, Yazd University, Yazd. Iran
Industry 4.0 and its implementation have become one of the main concerns of manufacturing companies. The purpose of this research is to investigate how knowledge management and its influencing factors affect the implementation of Industry 4.0 in the home appliance industry. In order to conduct the current research, 13 factors were identified using the research literature. Then, using the interpretative structural modeling technique, the relationship between the identified factors was determined. In the following, the fit of the obtained conceptual model was examined using the structural equation modeling approach and Smart PLS software. For this purpose, a questionnaire containing 42 questions was designed and in order to complete it, 217 managers and employees of the country's home appliance industry were asked for their opinions. The findings of the structure fitted in the research show the presence of an 8-level structure in which the variables of leadership and organizational culture have been identified as the main and initial factors for the implementation of Industry 4.0.