Standard blueprints for interoperability in factories of the future (FoF)

Jose Ferreira, Miguel Ferro De Beca, Carlos Agostinho, Maria Jose Nunez, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves

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Abstract

Globalisation has become attractive to small companies, as it has allowed them to enter in new markets and increase their profits. However, they still face some challenges, as larger corporations are also increasing their market share in those new markets, leaving little room for the others to compete. Therefore, SMEs need to join efforts with other SMEs and form consortiums. Still, consortium formation is not without its problems. Some issues arise because the various SMEs in a consortium utilize different systems, different standards, and in the case of international consortiums, there are also language and culture barriers, which cause difficulties in communication. One way to avoid these issues is the creation of a central system, which will relate with the different systems belonging to the various SMEs. This is the aim of the IMAGINE project, which aims to use blueprints as a standard for company, product and process information. This paper presents a proposal for an extension of the Partner and Product Blueprint to be integrated in the IMAGINE platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control, MIM 2013 - Proceedings
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages1322-1327
Number of pages6
Edition9
ISBN (Print)9783902823359
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event7th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control, MIM 2013 - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number9
Volume46
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Conference

Conference7th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control, MIM 2013
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint Petersburg
Period19/06/1321/06/13

Keywords

  • Blueprints
  • Dynamic manufacturing networks
  • Interoperability
  • Manufacturing management

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