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Indonesia towards Industrial Revolution 4.0

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The Government of the Republic of Indonesia along with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization -UNIDO held the 1st Regional Conference on Industrial Development -RCID in Bali on 8-9 November 2018. This activity aims to open opportunity and potential in the application of the industrial revolution 4.0 in developing countries in the region of Asia Pacific. The 4th generation industry or Industry 4.0 is currently often highlighted by President Joko Widodo. On several occasions, he always mentioned industry 4.0. In fact, President Joko Widodo also has a roadmap called ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’ which will provide direction for the national industry movement in the future in a bid to make Indonesia a developed country. The Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap was determined by President Joko Widodo as one of Indonesia's national agendas. The program coordinator is the Ministry of Industry. Actually, what is meant by Industry 4.0? According to the Acting Director General of Resilience and Development of International Industrial Access at the Ministry of Industry, Ngakan Timur Antara stated that industry 4.0 is a trend of transformation of industrial processes driven by rapid technological developments, especially in the process of automation and data exchange. The implementation of the fourth generation industrial revolution involves several key aspects of the transformation of the latest technology. The 4.0 industrial revolution that relies on the internet certainly makes it easier for humans. Today, the fourth industrial revolution has also changed the economy, work, and even society. This revolution instills smart technology and is connected not only within the company, but also everyday human life. Like coins that have two different sides, industry 4.0 brings not only benefits, but also new challenges, especially for the workforce. The automation or utilization of robots in the manufacturing production process allows for a reduction in labor, even though the number is not significant. To deal with changes in industry 4.0, Indonesia is ready to anticipate it. One of them is by improving the competence of Human Resources -HR through a link-and-match program between education and industry. This link-and-match policy is implemented to ensure that the competencies of Indonesian human resources are in line with the needs of industry based on digital technology, as well as the industrial revolution 4.0. Hopefully with the Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap launched by President Joko Widodo and efforts to improve the competence of human resources through the link-and-match program between education and industry, Indonesia will be ready to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Indonesia can increase productivity and competitiveness.

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