The new technological developments collectively labelled ‘Industry 4.0’ present considerable opportunities but also new challenges. In particular, the emergence of dynamic market changes necessitated by changes in customer preferences timely adjustments is required in manufacturing to meet these changing demands. Although the design of manufacturing systems in the context of I4.0 facilitates an efficient data flow between different machines it does not yet deliver on the promise of I4.0 to seamlessly integrate supply chains, big data analytics applications or enterprise-level planning modules.
Professor Darek Ceglarek, Professor and EPSRC Star Recruit Research Chair, University of Warwick, Coventry
Professor Emel Aktas Professor of Supply Chain Analytics, Canfield School of Management, Bedford Professor Weidong Li, Professor in Manufacturing, Coventry University, Coventry
Professor Jorn Mehnen, Professor in Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Professor Dirk Schaefer. Professor and Chair in Industrial Design and Head of Division,University of Liverpool, Liverpool
Dr Kate Black, Senior Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing. University of Liverpool, Liverpool
Dr Paolo Paoletti, Lecturer in Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool
Dr Jelena Milisavljevic Syed, Lecturer in Industrial Design, University of Liverpool, Liverpool
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What are the key challenges and opportunities in terms of manufacturing process organization and supply chain management in the context of Industry 4.0?
What are suitable architecture models, technologies and standards for the realization of digitized production engineering processes across horizontally and vertically cyber-physically integrated enterprises in Industry 4.0?
What are the broader implications of a continuing digitization and servitization of production engineering and a cyber-physical supply chain on the competitiveness of the UK manufacturing sector?
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