Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 1–9 | Cite as

Novel strategies for global manufacturing systems interoperability

  • Ricardo Jardim-GoncalvesEmail author
  • Antonio Grilo
  • Keith Popplewell


This paper reviews some of the most recently reported research into novel strategies for global manufacturing systems interoperability. Such research can be categorised as addressing four broad topic areas: the sensing manufacturing enterprise; semantics and knowledge management in manufacturing; service orientation and the need for negotiation; and business interoperability. Thus we identify a spectrum of research from the management of hardware and virtual sensing devices, through the semantic interpretation of the data and information generated by these, and its utilisation to support the collaborative manufacturing network lifecycle through service oriented software, and ultimately the provision of effective business interoperability. This study includes conceptual, theoretical, empirical and technological contributions, illustrated by real examples and demonstrating the novelty in comparison with previously reported results. The paper concludes elaborating final considerations on novel strategies for global manufacturing systems interoperability.


Enterprise interoperability Global manufacturing Sensing manufacturing enterprise  Semantics and knowledge management in manufacturing  Service orientation Negotiation Value proposition Business interoperability 



The authors acknowledge the projects ISOFIN and PRODUTECH, co-financed by IAPMEI and the European Funds QREN COMPETE. Also, the European Commission for funding the projects IMAGINE nr 285132, (, FITMAN nr 604674 (, and OSMOSE nr 610905 (, and Fundação da Ciência e Tecnologia for funding our research units.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonio Grilo
    • 2
  • Keith Popplewell
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da UNL, DEE-FCTUNINOVACaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da UNLUNIDEMICaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering and ComputingCoventry UniversityCoventryUK

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