Enabling product customisation in manufacturing clouds

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

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Cloud manufacturing has emerged as new manufacturing paradigm providing a service-oriented approach to integrate distributed manufacturing resources and to utilise available manufacturing capabilities for collaborative and networked production. With increasing demand for complex customer-oriented products, cloud manufacturing presents provides a promising solution to address the challenges involved in customised specification and production across the supply chain. In this chapter, a concept and architecture is proposed to enable the dynamic customisation of products based on the availabilities of the production network from the cloud manufacturing concept of Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS). An overview of the MaaS concept and architecture is described, which include the core components for product configuration, manufacturing service management and the integration of factory-IT systems. In addition, the proposed manufacturing service description used to enable the provision of customised options is presented. Finally, a case study is presented which demonstrates the feasibility of MaaS concept for customised products. This is followed by an evaluation of the implemented cloud manufacturing platform provided from an industrial perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCloud-Based Design and Manufacturing (CBDM)
Subtitle of host publicationA Service-Oriented Product Development Paradigm for the 21st Century
EditorsDirk Schaefer
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9783319073972
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014


  • manufacturing service
  • manufacturing capability
  • architecture
  • service description
  • customisation


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