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Nowadays two main reasons are determining the increased number of intelligent systems in manufacturing. The first one is market-driven: demand is more and more variable and mass customization is the new way to compete in manufacturing, requiring feasible reconfigurable manufacturing systems. The second one is technology-pushed: the increasing availability(More)
A cloud based on energy related information, which is provided as services from all system components from the shop floor to the management systems, is a desire of the industry business. This paper is based on the first part of a Case Study applied to the multinational company Schneider Electric, focused to a System of Systems approach for Energy(More)
Designing new products is becoming more and more challenging for enterprises. Applying lean techniques in new product development (NPD) can theoretically lead to a faster and more effective process. However lean applications on NPD processes are still unusual. This is because of the lack of tools and methodologies to be easily understood and applied in(More)
Intelligent systems, composed by devices with embedded computing capability, sensors and actuators interacting with the environment, will enhance and support manufacturing in the future. SOCRADES (Service-oriented cross-layer infrastructure for distributed smart embedded devices) is a European research project that focuses on the development of a platform(More)
Nowadays, energy is one of the most misused resources on Earth. This phenomenon is caused because of the continuing technological expansion in different areas such as building automation, oil & power, industry in general, and much more areas where energy consumption is extremely high. In this paper, the State-of-the-Art for Energy Management (EM) is(More)
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are expected to shape the evolution of production towards the fourth industrial revolution named Industry 4.0. The increasing integration of manufacturing processes and the strengthening of the autonomous capabilities of manufacturing systems make investigating the role of humans a primary research objective in view of emerging(More)
ICT systems represent a key competitive factor for enterprises. Market competitive pressure, customer expectations and increasing products' complexity require ICT systems to quickly adapt and follow the production processes needs. For such reason, new application development paradigms are emerging. A modular approach based on standard, open and cloud based(More)
This paper has derived from empirical generation methodologies of indexes which are mainly focus on sustainability or environmental performance and provided critical mapping for these indexes originally. By categorizing indexes from several dimensions, we suggested an analyzing approach as innovator for new researchers to find new research questions and(More)
There is a need for energy-aware models of manufacturing systems that link the physics of energy consumption at the individual machine-level to the energy consumption at the factory-level. Such energy-aware models would enable analysis of green factory designs, especially for evaluating alternatives during early design stages. This paper proposes to(More)