By Marco Taisch, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Marco Montorio
Production performs a necessary function in eu financial system and society, and is anticipated to proceed as an enormous generator of wealth within the foreseeable destiny. A aggressive production is vital for the prosperity of Europe, specially within the face of increasing deindustrialisation. This booklet presents a wide imaginative and prescient of the way forward for production, analysed from a system-management standpoint and with a unique concentrate on ICT-related issues. every one contribution provides a posh and multidisciplinary study area from a selected standpoint. the 1st a part of the ebook supplies an outline on know-how: previous, current and destiny, whereas the subsequent issues are brought within the latter a part of the publication: - Product Lifecycle administration - Sustainable items and techniques - construction Scheduling and regulate - Benchmarking and function Measures - commercial prone - Human components and schooling in production - Collaborative Engineering - offer Chain Integration The e-book is meant to impress debate, construct consensus and stimulate artistic dialogue, resulting in additional novel study projects sooner or later.
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Advanced manufacturing: an ICT and systems perspective by Marco Taisch, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Marco Montorio