Transformation towards small-scale intelligent manufacturing system (SIMS). A case study of the workshop at UiT Narvik
With the development of increasing globalization of markets, the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are necessary to improve their innovation ability, and enhance their competitiveness in the global market. This project analyzes the global and region current situation of SMEs, and then provide the conclusion of advantages and challenges of SMEs, especially the sort of small manufacturing enterprises in distinct field such as economy, social and environment. Traditional approaches to manufacturing systems do not fully satisfy this new situation. In order to deal with this problem, Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS) is introduced. This report summarizes the SIMS’ concept, component, tools, execution, challenges and trends. Finally, based on the evaluation and analysis of the existing workshop in UiT Narvik, a proposed study has been formed for the transformation from current workshop to the SIMS workshop.
PublisherUiT Norges arktiske universitet
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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