Quality control in the context of industry 4.0

Radu Godina, João C. O. Matias

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Palpable progress in Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are quickly turning Industry 4.0 a reality thus having a deep effect on every angle of the manufacturing industry, from logistics to quality control. The measurement for the quality control no longer will be made in a distinct metrology section, but instantaneously on the production line. Smart sensors might be able to register and transmit the recorded data yet no real added-value is obtained from this if the recorded data is not utilized to decide how to improve a process. However, the methods utilized on how to use this is a substantial challenge and it should lead engineers to make the correct decisions. The continuous circulation of information from WSNs to the decision makers and backwards is the foundation of Industry 4.0. Thus, a comprehensive analysis of the effect of Industry 4.0 on quality control is imperative.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Engineering and Operations Management II - XXIV IJCIEOM 2018
EditorsNuno Melão, João Reis, Sandra Pinelas
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14973-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14972-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event24th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IJCIEOM 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017


Conference24th International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IJCIEOM 2018


  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of things
  • Quality control
  • Smart factory
  • Wireless sensor networks


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