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Intimesofdecliningeconomicgrowth,companieshavetocontroltheircostsmore than ever to saveresources needed in the future. Regardless of the economic size of the company, the processes of production and logistics play a decisive role in stabilizing procedures and avoiding waste. Both are important cost drivers in manufacturing companies and therefore they o?er large potential savings. Pervasive networking in the last years has contributed to a hitherto unknown transparency of global markets. This harmonization opened up new possibilities of entering foreign markets for procurement and sales to the companies. The emerging global procurement strategy was understood as a chance to rethink the relocation of existing production facilities to pro?t from existing di?erences in price and performance as a resource-saving factor. Many companies tended towards a reduction of their vertical integration by outsourcing sections of their value chain. These contracted services of production result in higher transport volumes, increased complexity of supply processes and new requirements on - gistic networks. This trend of outsourcing has not stopped, but is slowing down noticeably. Additionally,thereisanincreasingproportionofcompaniesrestoring business units that were outsourced before. Reasons for turning back decisions are often to be found in missed goals. It is not unusual that important cost f- tors were disregarded in the original basis of decision-making. In the meantime many companies have realized that it is easier to achieve stability of processes and therewith a control of costs by increasing their own contribution to p- duction. Especially in times of under-utilized capacities like in the current crisis, insourcingcanbeastrategicoption.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Wilhelm Dangelmaier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2010-04-12
File: 444 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783642124617

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This book proposes essential methods, models, and case studies for Sustainable Logistics and Production in Industry 4.0. In addition to identifying and discussing various challenges and future prospects, it also features numerous case studies and quantitative research from different sectors. The authors (which include academics and managers) present insightful tips on the technical, organizational and social aspects of implementing Sustainable Logistics and Production in Industry 4.0. In today’s world, changes are coming faster and more unpredictably. Production is becoming more automated, computerized and complex. In short, Industry 4.0 is creating many new opportunities, but at the same time several new challenges. This book offers a valuable resource for all academics and practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge of Sustainable Logistics and Production in Industry 4.0.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Katarzyna Grzybowska
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2019-11-30
File: 298 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783030333690

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The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks ensures that the requirements of customers are met. Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the management of logistics through the lens of sustainability, as well as for emerging procedures that are particularly critical to the transportation sector. Highlighting international perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and targeted investigations, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in logistics and transport systems.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Kramberger, Tomaž
Publisher: IGI Global
Release: 2016-03-17
File: 511 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781522500025

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Industry 4.0 promises tremendous opportunities for industries to go green by leveraging virtual physical systems and internet driven technologies for a competitive advantage and set the platform for the factory of the future and smart manufacturing. The book provides measures that can be adopted by practicing design engineers, to develop products that will be sustainable in all stages of its life cycle. It helps organizations in implementation of sustainable manufacturing practices and formulation of critical strategies in their transition towards Industry 4.0., and the book will provide insights on ways of deploying these practices in correlation with the environmental benefits mapped to support the practicing managers and stakeholders. Features Assists in the understanding of the shifting paradigm in manufacturing sector towards smart and sustainable practices Showcases contemporary technologies and their insurgence in existing industries Focuses on need, applications, and implementation framework for Industry 4.0 Encapsulates all that one has to learn about sustainability and its transformation in Industry 4.0 Real time case studies are presented

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: K. Jayakrishna
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2020-10-19
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429881206

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Manufacturing plays a vital role in European economy and society, and is expected to continue as a major generator of wealth in the foreseeable future. A competitive manufacturing industry is essential for the prosperity of Europe, especially in the face of accelerating deindustrialisation. This book provides a broad vision of the future of manufacturing, analysed from a system-management viewpoint and with a special focus on ICT-related matters. Each contribution presents a complex and multidisciplinary research domain from a specific perspective. The first part of the book gives an overview on technology: past, present and future, while the following topics are introduced in the latter part of the book: - Product Lifecycle Management - Sustainable Products and Processes - Production Scheduling and Control - Benchmarking and Performance Measures - Industrial Services - Human Factors and Education in Manufacturing - Collaborative Engineering - Supply Chain Integration The book is intended to provoke debate, build consensus and stimulate creative discussion, leading to further novel research initiatives in the future.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Marco Taisch
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2007-03-15
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 1439828326

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Advanced Manufacturing and Automation V contains the proceedings of the 5th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (IWAMA 2015). This meeting continues the success of this important international workshop series and disseminates the works of academic and industrial experts, from around the world, in the areas of advanced manufacturing and automation. The disciplines of manufacturing and automation have attained paramount importance and are vital factors for the maintenance and improvement of the economy of a nation and the quality of life. Manufacturing and automation are advancing at a rapid pace and new technologies are constantly emerging in the fields. The challenges faced by today’s engineers are forcing them to keep on top of the emerging trends through continuous research and development. The papers comprising these proceedings cover various topics including: Robotics and automation; Computational intelligence; Design and optimization; Product life-cycle management; Integration of CAD/CAPP/CAM/CIMS; Advanced manufacturing systems; Manufacturing operations management; Knowledge-based manufacturing; Manufacturing quality control and management; Sustainable production; Diagnosis and prognosis of machines; Lean and agile manufacturing; Virtual and grid manufacturing; Resource and asset management; Logistics and supply chain management; RFID applications; Predictive maintenance; Reliability and maintainability in manufacturing; Project management; Renewable energy development; Environment protection; Intelligent detection.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: K. Wang
Publisher: WIT Press
Release: 2016-02-03
File: 452 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781784661694

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This book addresses the main challenges affecting modern logistics and supply chains and is organized according to five main themes: supply chain strategy and management, information and communication technology (ICT) for logistics and related business models, vertical and horizontal collaboration, intelligent hubs (e.g. ports and cities) and policy for sustainable logistics. The key findings presented are based on both extensive research and on business cases. The book examines logistics from a comprehensive viewpoint embracing the entire supply chain. The overarching advanced logistics and supply chain concept at the heart of this book endeavors to contribute to a sustainable intelligent transport system by making it more efficient, cost-effective, safe, reliable and competitive. Specifically, the book focuses on the need for a variety of supply chain, logistics and transport options, on the potential offered by technological developments, infrastructural and organizational aspects, information flows, the financial and legal domain, harmonization and the complexity of implementation. In closing, the book presents new approaches to the coordination of sound business and governance models.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Meng Lu
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2015-09-04
File: 185 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319174198

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The two volumes IFIP AICT 414 and 415 constitute the refereed proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2013, held in University Park, PA, USA, in September 2013. The 133 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the two volumes. They are organized in 4 parts: sustainable production, sustainable supply chains, sustainable services, and ICT and emerging technologies.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Vittal Prabhu
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2013-09-05
File: 516 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783642412660

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This book presents selected papers from the 9th International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (IWAMA 2019), held in Plymouth, UK, on November 21–22, 2019. Discussing topics such as novel techniques for manufacturing and automation in Industry 4.0 and smart factories, which are vital for maintaining and improving economic development and quality of life, it offers researchers and industrial engineers insights into implementing the concepts and theories of Industry 4.0, in order to effectively respond to the challenges posed by the 4th industrial revolution and smart factories.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Yi Wang
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2020-01-03
File: 681 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789811523410

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This book provides an overview of important trends and developments in logistics and supply chain research, making them available to practitioners, while also serving as a point of reference for academicians. Operations and logistics are cornerstones of modern supply chains that in turn are essential for global business and economics. The composition, character and importance of supply chains and networks are rapidly changing, due to technological innovations such as Information and Communication Technologies, Sensors and Robotics, Internet of Things, and Additive Manufacturing, to name a few (often referred to as Industry 4.0). Societal developments such as environmental consciousness, urbanization or the optimal use of scarce resources are also impacting how supply chain networks are configured and operated. As a result, future supply chains will not just be assessed in terms of cost-effectiveness and speed, but also the need to satisfy agility, resilience and sustainability requirements. To face these challenges, an understanding of the basic as well as more advanced concepts and recent innovations is essential in building competitive and sustainable supply chains and, as part of that, logistics and operations. These span multiple disciplines and geographies, making them interdisciplinary and international. Therefore, this book contains contributions and views from a variety of experts from multiple countries, and combines management, engineering as well as basic information technology and social concepts. In particular, it aims to: provide a comprehensive guide for all relevant and major logistics, operations, and supply chain management topics in teaching and business practice address three levels of expertise, i.e., concepts and principles at a basic (undergraduate, BS) level, more advanced topics at a graduate level (MS), and finally recent (state-of-the-art) developments at a research level. In particular the latter serve to present a window on current and future (potential) logistics innovations in the different thematic fields for both researchers and top business practitioners integrate a textbook approach with matching case studies for effective teaching and learning discuss multiple international perspectives in order to represent adequately the true global nature of operations, logistics and supply chains.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Henk Zijm
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2018-08-29
File: 734 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319924472

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