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Cloud-based manufacturing: Old wine in new bottles?
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8679-8049
2014 (English)In: Variety management in manufacturing: Proceedings of the 47th cirp conference on manufacturing systems, 2014, 94-99 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Cloud-based manufacturing (CBM), also referred to as cloud manufacturing, is a form of decentralized and networked manufacturing evolving from other relevant manufacturing systems such as web- and agent-based manufacturing. An ongoing debate on CBM in the research community revolves around several aspects such as definitions, key characteristics, computing architectures, programming models, file systems, operational processes, information and communication models, and new business models pertaining to CBM. One question, in particular, has often been raised: Is cloud-based manufacturing a new paradigm, or is it just old wine in newbottles? Based on the discussion of the key characteristics of CBM, the derivation of requirements that an ideal CBM system should satisfy, and a thorough comparison between CBM and other relevant manufacturing systems, we provide supporting evidence that allows us to conclude that CBM is definitely a new paradigm that will revolutionize manufacturing.

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2014. 94-99 p.
Keyword [en]
Cloud computing, Cloud-based manufacturing, Distributed manufacturing, Agent-based manufacturing, Cloud-based, Computing architecture, Information and communication, Key characteristics, Networked-manufacturing, Research communities, Manufacture
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-168360DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2014.01.035ISI: 000345458000017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84904468389OAI: diva2:817071
47th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CMS 2014; Windsor, ON; Canada; 28 April 2014 through 30 April 2014

QC 20150604

Available from: 2015-06-04 Created: 2015-06-02 Last updated: 2015-06-04Bibliographically approved

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