Metalworking SMEs network resources optimization: C2NET cases

Adriana Cunha, João Pedro Mendonça, Pedro Vaz Silva, Maria Marques, Carlos Agostinho

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Metalworking Industry as a traditional industry is suffering lots of changes in the last decades, but the changes suffered in the last one had forced it to modernize itself to guarantee the adequate response to market's needs. Costumers requirements on customized products of high quality and reduced lead-time, together with environmental awareness are driving the increasingly use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) systems, IoT devices. This led to changes in the entire value chain, and the need to have ICT tools that allow the integration of all the information of the company. Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks (C2NET) propose a cloud solution to enable collaboration between Metalworking SMEs. This paper presents C2NETproject solution to help Metalworking SMEs to improve their business and be competitive in a fast changing market.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation: Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings
EditorsJoão Pedro Mendonça, Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, João Martins, Alain Zarli, Maria Marques, Marc Pallot
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538607749
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2018
Event23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Madeira Island, Portugal
Duration: 27 Jun 201729 Jun 2017


Conference23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2017
CityMadeira Island


  • Cloud
  • Collaborative Purchase
  • Collaborative Transportation
  • Enterprise Colaboration
  • IoT
  • Manufacturing
  • Metalworking
  • SME


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