5 ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution transformed 2017 (and 5 ways it did not)

World Economic Forum: In a fast-paced world it can be difficult to see the big changes even as they unfold in front of us. Looking back at 2017, in what ways did emerging technologies significantly impact the world in the past 12 months? We found five signposts indicating that the Fourth Industrial Revolution indeed transformed … Read more

Smart Manufacturing Systems based on Cyber-physical Manufacturing Services (CPMS)

Yan Lu, Feng Ju: Future manufacturing is becoming “smart” – capable of agilely adapting to a wide variety of changing conditions. This requires production plants, supply chains and logistic systems to be flexible in design and reconfigurable “on the fly” to respond quickly to customer needs, production uncertainties, and market changes. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides … Read more

Organizational Learning Supported by Reference Architecture Models: Industry 4.0 Laboratory Study

Marco Nardello, Charles Møller, John Gøtze: The wave of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is bringing a new vision of the manufacturing industry. In manufacturing, one of the buzzwords of the moment is “Smart production”. Smart production involves manufacturing equipment with many sensors that can generate and transmit large amounts of data. These data … Read more