Future Role of Application of New Technologies in Small-and Medium Scale Manufacturing Systems - Regarding Intelligent and Advanced Manufacturing Systems in Northern Peripheral Area
Nowadays the concept of Industry 4.0. and the relating intelligent manufacturing system are getting more and more current and well-known. In the past years the outstanding development of different areas such as information technology computer science, machining, robotics and so on, made possible a comprehensive transformation of the manufacturing systems. Present paper aims to give a general overview of the technologies and features of an advanced manufacturing system. Furthermore our study intends to justify why essential to apply these innovative technologies and realize the consequence of these changes in term of the customers and the different industries. The research mainly focuses on small and medium scale enterprises and their challenges to achieve competitive advantages with intelligent manufacturing systems in NPA regions especially in Norway.
Accepted manuscript version. Link to publishers version: http://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001510