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System-of-system Approaches and Challenges for Multi-Site Manufacturing

Ford, SJ and Rauschecker, U and Athanassopoulou, NA (2012) System-of-system Approaches and Challenges for Multi-Site Manufacturing. In: IEEE 7th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, 2012-7-16 to 2012-7-19, Genova.

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In the multi-site manufacturing domain, systems-of-systems (SoS) are rarely called so. However, there exist a number of collaborative manufacturing paradigms which closely relate to system-of-system principles. These include distributed manufacturing, dispersed network manufacturing, virtual enterprises and cloud manufacturing/manufacturing-as-a-service. This paper provides an overview of these terms and paradigms, exploring their characteristics, overlaps and differences. These manufacturing paradigms are then considered in relation to five key system-of-systems characteristics: autonomy, belonging, connectivity, diversity and emergence. Data collected from two surveys of academic and industry experts is presented and discussed, with key challenges and barriers to multi-site manufacturing SoS identified.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:39
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 07:45