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Implementing Industry 4.0 in SMEs

Concepts, Examples and Applications

Editors: Matt, Dominik T., Modrák, Vladimír, Zsifkovits, Helmut (Eds.)

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
  • Explores the differences between large companies and SMEs and their capabilities in terms of implementing Industry 4.0
  • Outlines the challenges that SMEs will face in the coming years relating to AI, automation and new technology
  • Presents practical applications, tools and examples for successful implementation of Industry 4.0 strategies
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About this book

This open access book addresses the practical challenges that Industry 4.0 presents for SMEs. While large companies are already responding to the changes  resulting from the fourth industrial revolution , small businesses are in danger of falling behind due to the lack of examples, best practices and established methods and tools.

Following on from the publication of the previous book ‘Industry 4.0 for SMEs: Challenges, Opportunities and Requirements’, the authors offer in this new book innovative results from research on smart manufacturing, smart logistics and managerial models for SMEs. Based on a large scale EU-funded research project involving seven academic institutions from three continents and a network of over fifty small and medium sized enterprises, the book reveals the methods and tools required to support the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 along with practical examples.

About the authors

Dominik T. Matt holds the Chair for Production Systems and Technologies and heads the research department "Industrial Engineering and Automation (IEA)" at the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). Further he is the Director of Fraunhofer Italia Research in Bolzano. His research focuses on Industry 4.0 and smart factories, the adoption of artificial intelligence in manufacturing as well as the digital transformation of industrial companies.

 Vladimír Modrák is Full Professor of Manufacturing Technology at Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia. He obtained his PhD at the same University in 1989. His research interests include cellular manufacturing design, mass customized manufacturing and planning/scheduling optimization. He is a Fellow of the European Academy for Industrial Management (AIM) since 2015.   

Helmut Zsifkovits is Professor of Industrial Logistics at Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria. He graduated from the University of Graz, Austria. His research interests include logistics systems engineering, supply chain strategy and operations management. He has teaching assignments at universities in Austria, Latvia, Colombia, and Germany, and professional experience in automotive industry, logistics consultancy and IT. In 2020, he was elected the president of the European Certification Board for Logistics (ECBL).

 

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Status of the Implementation of Industry 4.0 in SMEs and Framework for Smart Manufacturing

    Pages 3-26

    Rauch, Erwin (et al.)

  • Computational Intelligence in the Context of Industry 4.0

    Pages 27-94

    Hošovský, Alexander (et al.)

  • AI and ML for Human-Robot Cooperation in Intelligent and Flexible Manufacturing

    Pages 95-127

    Ruiz Garcia, Manuel A. (et al.)

  • Industrial Assistance Systems to Enhance Human–Machine Interaction and Operator’s Capabilities in Assembly

    Pages 129-161

    Mark, Benedikt G. (et al.)

  • Investigation of the Potential to Use Real-Time Data in Production Planning and Control of Make to Order (MTO) Manufacturing Companies

    Pages 165-185

    Woschank, Manuel (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Implementing Industry 4.0 in SMEs
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Examples and Applications
Editors
  • Dominik T. Matt
  • Vladimír Modrák
  • Helmut Zsifkovits
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70516-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70516-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70515-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-70518-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 429
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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