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Integrated Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems and Smart Value Chain

Sustainable Infrastructure for the Factory of the Future

  • M. Reza Abdi
  • Ashraf W. Labib
  • Farideh Delavari Edalat
  • Alireza Abdi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
    Pages 1-13
  3. Evolution of MSs Through Industrial Revolutions & Evolution of Through a Value Chain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 17-42
    3. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 43-58
  4. RMS Strategic Design Characteristics, Product Grouping and Product Family Selection Using Multi Criteria Decision-Making Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 61-95
    3. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 97-124
    4. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 125-142
  5. RMS Tactical and Operational Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 145-165
    3. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 167-196
    4. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 197-217
    5. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 219-252
  6. RMS & Supply Chain Risk Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. M. Reza Abdi, Ashraf W. Labib, Farideh Delavari Edalat, Alireza Abdi
      Pages 255-279
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-289

About this book

Introduction

The book develops manufacturing concepts and applications beyond physical production and towards a wider manufacturing value chain incorporating external stakeholders that include suppliers of raw materials and parts, customers, collaborating manufacturing companies, manufacturing service providers, and environmental organisations. The focal point of the value chain remains as a manufacturing system and its operations whiles flows of parts/materials and information and services across the supply/value chain tiers are taken into account.

The book emphasises on the two innovative paradigms of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS) and the 4th industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) along with their incorporated development. RMS, as a relatively new paradigm, has been introduced to meet the requirements of ‘the factories of the future’, which is aimed by Industry 4.0, though introducing greater responsiveness and customised flexibility into production systems, in which changes in product volumes and types occur regularly. Manufacturing responsiveness can be achieved by RMS through reconfiguring the production facilities according to changing demands of products and new market conditions.

The book addresses challenges of mass-customisation and dynamic changes in the supply-chain environment by focusing on developing new techniques related to integrability, scalability and re-configurability at a system level and manufacturing readiness in terms of financial and technical feasibility of RMS. It demonstrate the expected impacts of an RMS design on operational performance and its supply/value chain in the current/future manufacturing environment facing dynamic changes in the internal/external circumstances. In order to establish a circular economy through the RMS value chain, an integrated data-based reconfiguration link is introduced to incorporate information sharing amongst the value chain stakeholders and facilitate grouping products into families with allocation of the product families to the corresponding system configurations with optimal product-process allocation.

Decision support systems such as multi criteria decision making tools are developed and applied for the selection of product families and optimising product-process configuration. The proposed models are illustrated through real case studies in applicable manufacturing firms.

Keywords

Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems Value Chain Smart Factory Supply Chain Decision Support System Reconfiguration Link Product Family Sustainable Manufacturing Value Chain

Authors and affiliations

  • M. Reza Abdi
    • 1
  • Ashraf W. Labib
    • 2
  • Farideh Delavari Edalat
    • 3
  • Alireza Abdi
    • 4
  1. 1.Additive Design Ltd.LeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Faculty of Business and Law, Operations & Systems ManagementUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Additive Design Ltd.LeedsUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Additive Design Ltd.LeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76846-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76845-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76846-5
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