Generic Challenges and Automation Solutions in Manufacturing SMEs

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Evermore research is conducted on smart manufacturing, digital manufacturing and other aspects of what is expected from the fourth industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0. Most of the research of Industry 4.0 is currently a better fit for large corporations than for SMEs, which in Europe however represent 98% of the manufacturing industry. In general, SMEs produce high-mix low-volume products, which require a high degree of flexibility. Historically flexibility and automation have been contradictory, but as automation becomes smarter, digitalized and less expensive, this may change which this paper is going to challenge in the context of Lean automation. Through a two-year automation research project where several automation solutions were built and implemented, it was verified that SMEs face very different challenges. In this paper the analysis of the companies, and automation integrators of the project, identifies a correlation between the challenges, age and size of the companies. The identified correlation lay ground for an Industry 4.0 light concept, targeting the identified generic challenges of companies employing 10-50 people. The solutions presented are based on cloud computing, Internet of Things and horizontal integration to simulate digitalized order handling and traceability in smaller companies.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 28th DAAAM International Symposium
RedaktørerB. Katalinic
ForlagDAAAM International
Publikationsdato9. nov. 2017
Sider1161-1169
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-902734-11-2
StatusUdgivet - 9. nov. 2017
Begivenhed28th International Symposium of the Danube Adrian Association for Automation & Manufacturing - Zadar, Croatia, Zadar, Danmark
Varighed: 8. nov. 201711. nov. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 28
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Konference

Konference28th International Symposium of the Danube Adrian Association for Automation & Manufacturing
Nummer28
LokationZadar, Croatia
LandDanmark
ByZadar
Periode08/11/201711/11/2017
Internetadresse
NavnAnnals of D A A A M & Proceedings
ISSN1726-9679

Fingeraftryk

Automation
Industry
Cloud computing

Emneord

  • SME; Lean Automation; Industry 4.0 light; HMLV manufacturing; IoT

Citer dette

Grube Hansen, D., Malik, A. A., & Bilberg, A. (2017). Generic Challenges and Automation Solutions in Manufacturing SMEs. I B. Katalinic (red.), Proceedings of the 28th DAAAM International Symposium (s. 1161-1169). DAAAM International. Annals of D A A A M & Proceedings
Grube Hansen, David ; Malik, Ali Ahmad ; Bilberg, Arne. / Generic Challenges and Automation Solutions in Manufacturing SMEs. Proceedings of the 28th DAAAM International Symposium. red. / B. Katalinic. DAAAM International, 2017. s. 1161-1169 (Annals of D A A A M & Proceedings).
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Grube Hansen, D, Malik, AA & Bilberg, A 2017, Generic Challenges and Automation Solutions in Manufacturing SMEs. i B Katalinic (red.), Proceedings of the 28th DAAAM International Symposium. DAAAM International, Annals of D A A A M & Proceedings, s. 1161-1169, 28th International Symposium of the Danube Adrian Association for Automation & Manufacturing, Zadar, Danmark, 08/11/2017.

Generic Challenges and Automation Solutions in Manufacturing SMEs. / Grube Hansen, David; Malik, Ali Ahmad; Bilberg, Arne.

Proceedings of the 28th DAAAM International Symposium. red. / B. Katalinic. DAAAM International, 2017. s. 1161-1169 (Annals of D A A A M & Proceedings).

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