Industry 4.0 is an industrial revolution centered on digitalization and automation of manufacturing processes. It features smart factories with connected machines designed to increase productivity and efficiency.
Cities Skylines provides a solution: optimizing traffic in your industrial zone and activating an Education Boost policy will enable workers to work on more specialized industries while decreasing uneducated job needs.
Not Enough Raw Materials
Cities Skylines provides you with a “Not Enough Raw Materials” message when the necessary raw materials for your industries have not been delivered – typically through ore, oil, farming industries or import via trucks, cargo trains, ships or planes.
One solution to this issue is increasing transportation in your city by creating more commercial zones and freight trains, or optimizing traffic on roads to speed up delivery times for goods to and from industries.
One major cause of this situation can be due to lack of demand for the goods your industry produces, which can be alleviated by building additional commercial zones near industrial areas and increasing transport rates to market, thus decreasing chances of having “not enough buyers”.
Not Enough Goods To Sell
Cities Skylines players frequently encounter the “Not enough goods to sell” error, which causes your businesses to stop producing and supplying products. This issue could have various causes including traffic jams, insufficient industrial space or an imbalance of generic versus commercial zones. To solve it, consider optimizing traffic, creating a cargo terminal or expanding generic industries to alleviate it.
As another way of solving this issue, increasing education levels in your city may also help. Simply build schools and universities to encourage education so your industries produce more goods. Furthermore, the industry 4.0 policy can boost production while creating jobs for unskilled workers – but please note this must only be used within industry districts; otherwise it will impact all aspects of city life at once! This solution does not work with specific industries such as specialized manufacturers.
Not Enough Goods To Transport
Cities Skylines makes for an unpleasant gaming experience when goods run out to sell at commercial buildings. This issue can arise for various reasons; most often when your industrial zones produce more goods than they can sell to the city.
If a commercial building can’t obtain what it needs from local industries, they will instead import them through truck spawns on map edges that drive directly to their place of request.
This issue can be addressed by expanding and moving industry zones closer to commercial zones. You could also utilize Cargo Services (shipport and cargo harbor) available at Metropolis milestone to increase transportation speeds. Finally, Industry 4.0 policy unlocked at Small City milestone can lower generic industry costs while simultaneously increasing output.
Not Enough Goods To Level Up
The new Industry Policy gives the city a way to unlock a higher level of production. When industries level up they can produce more goods per hour which increases revenue earned for the city.
Cities Skylines presents cities with the challenge of producing more goods than there are buyers for, which can cause factories to produce too many items and become overwhelmed. Therefore, commercial zones should be placed nearby industrial areas. Commercial zones will increase how fast goods reach market while encouraging more buyers into that particular industry.
To address this problem, the best strategy is to construct additional commercial zones in your city. This will bring in more buyers into industries and accelerate level up time. Alternately, players could look into increasing transport network efficiency by upgrading roads or creating new industries.
Deepak Wadhwani has over 20 years experience in software/wireless technologies. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies including Intuit, ESRI, Qualcomm, Sprint, Verizon, Vodafone, Nortel, Microsoft and Oracle in over 60 countries. Deepak has worked on Internet marketing projects in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange Country, Denver, Nashville, Kansas City, New York, San Francisco and Huntsville. Deepak has been a founder of technology Startups for one of the first Cityguides, yellow pages online and web based enterprise solutions. He is an internet marketing and technology expert & co-founder for a San Diego Internet marketing company.