This paper reviews some of the most recently reported research into novel strategies for global manufacturing systems interoperability. Such research can be categorised as addressing four broad topic areas: the sensing manufacturing enterprise; semantics and knowledge management in manufacturing; service orientation and the need for negotiation; and business interoperability. Thus we identify a spectrum of research from the management of hardware and virtual sensing devices, through the semantic interpretation of the data and information generated by these, and its utilisation to support the collaborative manufacturing network lifecycle through service oriented software, and ultimately the provision of effective business interoperability. This study includes conceptual, theoretical, empirical and technological contributions, illustrated by real examples and demonstrating the novelty in comparison with previously reported results. The paper concludes elaborating final considerations on novel strategies for global manufacturing systems interoperability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
JournalJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Issue number1(SI)
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • Business interoperability
  • Enterprise interoperability
  • Global manufacturing
  • Negotiation
  • Semantics and knowledge management in manufacturing
  • Sensing manufacturing enterprise
  • Service orientation
  • Value proposition


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