Dynamic e-Maintenance in the era of SOA-ready device dominated industrial environments

  • Alessandro Cannata
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
  • Marco Taisch

Abstract

The factory of the future will be heavily based on service oriented architecture approaches. Business continuity will need to be guaranteed as interactions in the shop-floor will be more complex and demanding. In parallel sustainable manufacturing is emerging as a new approach to address economical, environmental, and societal issues. In this context, maintenance will play a major role. In particular, an e-maintenance platform will have to deal with the emerging challenges, and take advantage not only of the latest technologies but also of new collaborative concepts that will be possible in the future factory. We discuss here the dynamic e-Maintenance in the era of SOA-ready device dominated industrial environments. Furthermore, we demonstrate how existing efforts in cross-layer SOA based enterprises in conjunction with e-maintenance platform can greatly enhance existing decision making processes supporting the transition towards sustainable manufacturing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Cannata
    • 1
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
    • 2
  • Marco Taisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management, Economics and Industrial EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.SAP ResearchKarlsruheGermany

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