The globalization process which manifested primarily by the growing share of developing countries in the world's manufacturing industry, forces Western European economies to take steps to improve the competitiveness of local metallurgical production. The ongoing process of relocating companies across Europe is threatening to deepen the decline of industrialization. Fears of Europe's marginalization in world production have prompted German experts to develop a new Industry 4.0 program that will help regain the status of a leader in the industrialization of highly developed countries. As part of the proposed concept, which is to underpin the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a close integration of physical facilities with the information network is planned. The emergence of sophisticated corporate networks, combined smart resources communicating over the Internet. This means that today's businesses face the next challenge of building and collaborating on cyber-physical systems.The paper attempts to identify key problems related to the functioning of enterprises within the metal logistics network (steel production, distribution, metalworking, etc.), especially in the face of the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.Keywords: Industry 4.0, metallurgical production, technical-economic development
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