The second main characteristic of Industry 4.0 is horizontal integration via a new generation of global value chain networks. These networks are optimized networks that integrate customers and business partners, as well as new business and cooperation models across countries.
Rocket Boosters Prepared For Orion Spacecraft's First Flight - Engineers took another step forward in preparations for the first test flight of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft in December. At the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF), at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, the three primary core elements of the ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket recently were integrated, forming the first stage of the launch.
Horizontal integration as US firm Sysco are world leader in selling food to healthcare and education facilities, and by buying UK firm Brakes can expand further into UK and Ireland and further into Europe.