A front-end system to support cloud-based manufacturing of customised products

Arthur Lan Kuan Yip, Ananda Prasanna Jagadeesan, Jonathan Corney, Yi Qin, Ursula Rauschecker

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Abstract

In today’s global market, customized products are amongst an important means to address diverse customer demand and in achieving a unique competitive advantage. Key enablers of this approach are existing product configuration and supporting IT-based manufacturing systems. As a proposed advancement, it considered that the development of a front-end system with a next level of integration to a cloud-based manufacturing infrastructure is able to better support the specification and on-demand manufacture of customized products. In this paper, a new paradigm of Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS) environment is introduced and highlights the current research challenges in the configuration of customizable products. Furthermore, the latest development of the front-end system is reported with a view towards further work in the research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Technology XXV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2011): 6th-8th September 2011
EditorsDavid K. Harrison, Bruce M. Wood, Dorothy Evans
Pages193-199
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2011) - Glasgow , United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20118 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2011)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period6/09/118/09/11

Keywords

  • product customisation
  • configurator
  • cloud manufacturing

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