CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2014 Edition
| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart

Coevolution of Manufacturing Systems

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20617-7_16685

Synonyms

Definition

The coevolution paradigm refers to the joint design, development and management of products, processes, and production systems throughout their life cycles. These three entities are defined in the following consistent with the CIRP Dictionary of Production Engineering:
  • Product is the output of the transformation made by a production system during execution of a process.

  • Process is the set of basic operations and logical procedures executed by the manufacturing (production) system to carry out a transformation resulting in obtaining a product.

  • Production (manufacturing) system is the set of resources, control logics, and management policies that allow performing a transformation to obtain a product by executing a process.

Theory and Application

Introduction

Manufacturing is challenged worldwide by complex economic, sociopolitical, and technological dynamics having tremendous impact on strategies followed by...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ITIA Institute of Industrial Technologies and AutomationCNR National Research CouncilMilanItaly
  2. 2.Canada Research Chair in Manufacturing SystemsIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Centre, University of WindsorONCanada
  3. 3.ISTePS, Institute of Systems and Technologies for Sustainable ProductionSUPSIMannoSwitzerland