Presents case studies highlighting the latest findings in Industry 4.0 projects utilizing S-BPM features
Provides a realistic portrait based on current findings and recommendations for future activities
Explores both the potential and the limits of engineering a company in real practice
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
About this book
This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.
This volume presents several case studies highlighting the latest findings in Industry 4.0 projects utilizing S-BPM features. Their potential is explored in detail, while the limits of engineering a company from a communication-centred perspective are also discussed.
After a general introduction and an overview of the book in chapter 1, chapter 2 starts by condensing the industrial challenges driven by the German “Industry 4.0” trend to form a concrete vision for future production industries. Subsequently, chapter 3 introduces the basic concepts of S-BPM and its capabilities, in particular for supporting the restructuring of processes. The next three chapters then present various case studies, e.g. at an SME offering the production of atypical, unique and special purpose machinery, equipment and technologically complex units particularly useful in the automotive and electronic industries; and at a further SME producing highly-customized floor cleaning machines. Rounding out the coverage, the last two chapters summarize the achievements and lessons learned with regard to the road ahead.
Overall, the book provides a realistic portrait of the status quo based on current findings, and outlines the future activities to be pursued in order to establish stakeholder-centred digital production systems. As such, developers, educators, and practitioners will find both the conceptual background and results from the field reflecting the state-of-the-art in vertical and horizontal process integration.
- Business Process Management
- Business Rules
- Industry 4.0
- Adaptive Systems
- Case Studies
Editors and Affiliations
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria
Matthias Neubauer, Christian Stary
About the editors
Matthias Neubauer is researcher and project manager of the SO-PC-Pro project. He has deep knowledge both in S-BPM and in all case studies performed in the project and presented in the book. He received his PhD in Business Information Systems in 2013. He teaches in the fields of BPM, distributed systems, and knowledge management, and is involved in other funded international projects.
Christian Stary is full professor in the Department of Business Information Systems - Communications Engineering and also leads the Competence Centre on Knowledge Management located at the University in Linz, Austria. He had held several visiting professorships in Europe and the US, and has been and still is principal investigator in several national and international projects.
Book Title: S-BPM in the Production Industry
Book Subtitle: A Stakeholder Approach
Editors: Matthias Neubauer, Christian Stary
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2017
License: CC BY-NC
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-48465-5
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-83949-3
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-48466-2
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 232
Number of Illustrations: 78 b/w illustrations