The emphasis is on so far. This is where E2E comes into play, which has been the great promise of Industry 4.0 for years. E2E, which stands for end-to-end, describes nothing other than the end of all process silos - and not just horizontally, i.e. along the areas within each silo. "Particularly vertically, i.e., concerning and connecting all digital and physical processes within a product cycle, E2E can provide a quantum leap in transparency and efficiency," says Rami Jokela, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Körber Group. "The highest optimization potential for customers today no longer lies in individual products, but in a functioning ecosystem."