Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production (CARV2011), Montreal, Canada, 2-5 October 2011

  • Hoda A. ElMaraghy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vision And Future Prespectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. ElMaraghy, T. AlGeddawy, A. Azab, W. ElMaraghy
      Pages 2-9
    3. M. F. Zaeh, M. Ostgathe, F. Geiger, G. Reinhart
      Pages 10-17
    4. A. Bernard, J. Daaboul, F. Laroche, C. Da Cunha
      Pages 18-25
  3. Manufacturing Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. J. S. Baldwin, C. Rose-Anderssen, K. Ridgway
      Pages 28-34
    3. K. Chandrasekaran, A. Djuric, W. H. ElMaraghy
      Pages 41-46
    4. Aydin Nassehi, Stephen Newman, Vimal Dhokia, Zicheng Zhu, Reza Imani Asrai
      Pages 52-56
    5. H. Wicaksono, V. Schubert, S. Rogalski, Y. Ait Laydi, J. Ovtcharova
      Pages 63-67
    6. D. Spath, S. Gerlach, O. Scholtz, M. Hämmerle, T. Krause
      Pages 68-73
    7. Philip Hollstein, Heiner Lasi, Hans-Georg Kemper
      Pages 92-98
    8. A. Arafa, W. H. ElMaraghy
      Pages 99-104
    9. S. O. Schmitt, J. Avemann, P. Groche
      Pages 111-116
    10. R. Neugebauer, U. Priber, H. Rentzsch, S. Ihlenfeldt, D. Hoffmann
      Pages 135-140
    11. M. Onori, P. Neves, H. Akillioglu, A. Maffei, A. Hofmann, N. Siltala
      Pages 160-165
    12. H. Nylund, K. Salminen, P. H. Andersson
      Pages 172-177
    13. B. Denkena, J. Henjes, L. E. Lorenzen
      Pages 184-188
    14. R. Folgado, E. Henriques, P. Peças
      Pages 189-194
  4. Product And Production Development And Co-Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. T. AlGeddawy, H. A. ElMaraghy
      Pages 203-208
    3. A. Kampker, B. Franzkoch, C. Nowacki
      Pages 215-220
    4. H. Jander, B. Spanner-Ulmer
      Pages 234-238
    5. F. Bauer, D. Dettmer, J. Gausemeier
      Pages 239-244
    6. Z. A. Ali-Qureshi, W. ElMaraghy
      Pages 251-256
    7. E. Solaberrieta, A. Arias, O. Etxaniz, R. Minguez
      Pages 257-262
    8. R. G. J. Damgrave, D. Lutters, J. P. Thalen
      Pages 269-274
    9. R. Reinhard, T. Meisen, T. Beer, D. Schilberg, S. Jeschke
      Pages 275-280

About these proceedings


The changing manufacturing environment requires more responsive and adaptable manufacturing systems. The theme of the 4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production (CARV2011) is “Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability”. Leading edge research and best implementation practices and experiences, which address these important issues and challenges, are presented. The proceedings include advances in manufacturing systems design, planning, evaluation, control and evolving paradigms such as mass customization, personalization, changeability, re-configurability and flexibility. New and important concepts such as the dynamic product families and platforms, co-evolution of products and systems, and methods for enhancing manufacturing systems’ economic sustainability and prolonging their life to produce more than one product generation are treated. Enablers of change in manufacturing systems, production volume and capability scalability and managing the volatility of markets, competition among global enterprises and the increasing complexity of products, manufacturing systems and management strategies are discussed. Industry challenges and future directions for research and development needed to help both practitioners and academicians are presented.


Enablers of change Global Competitiveness Manufacturing Systems Paradigms Manufacturing Systems Sustainability Transformation and change management

Editors and affiliations

  • Hoda A. ElMaraghy
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Intelligent Manufacturing SystemsUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23859-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23860-4
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