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