1st Edition

Enabling Technologies for the Successful Deployment of Industry 4.0

Edited By Antonio Sartal, Diego Carou, J. Paulo Davim Copyright 2020
    144 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    143 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book offers the latest research advances in the field of Industry 4.0, focusing on enabling technologies for its deployment in a comprehensive way. This book offers successful implementation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, autonomous and collaborative robots, cloud computing, and up-to-date guidelines. It investigates how the technologies and principles surrounding Industry 4.0 (e.g., interoperability, decentralized decisions, information transparency, etc.) serve as support for organizational routines and workers (and vice versa). Included are applications of technologies for different sectors and environments as well as for the supply chain management. It also offers a domestic and international mix of case studies that spotlight successes and failures.


    • Provides a historical review of Industry 4.0 and its roots
    • Discusses the applications of technologies in different sectors and environments (e.g., public vs. private)
    • Presents key enabling technologies for successful implementation in any industrial and service environment
    • Offers case studies of successes and failures to illustrate how to put theory into practice
    • Investigates how technologies serve as support for organizational routines and workers

    1. Understanding Digital Transformation

    [Ercan Oztemel]

    2. Digitalization in Industry: IoT and Industry 4.0

    [Gülçin Büyüközkan, Deniz Uztürk, and Öykü Ilicak]

    3. Autonomous Robots and CoBots: Applications in Manufacturing

    [Miguel Ángel Moreno, Diego Carou, and J. Paulo Davim]

    4. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: From the Industrial Field to Other Areas

    [Guido Guizzi, Roberto Revetria, and Anastasiia Rozhok]

    5. Cloud Computing: Virtualization, Simulation and Cybersecurity – Cloud Manufacturing Issue

    [Vidosav D. Majstorovic and Slavenko M. Stojadinovic]

    6. Industry 4.0 and Lean Supply Chain Management: Impact on Responsiveness

    [Miguel Núñez-Merino, Juan Manuel Maqueira-Marín, José Moyano-Fuentes, and Pedro José Martínez-Jurado]


    Antonio Sartal is currently a Postdoc researcher in the Department of Business Management and Marketing at New University of Vigo, Spain. He managed the Department of R&D of a food multinational for the past ten years, until he recently joined a research team working on technology management and organizational innovation. His research interests include the intersection of lean thinking, innovation management, and information technologies. He has published his work in Supply Chain Management: An Int. Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Int. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Computer and Operations Research and IEEE Transactions On Engineering Management, among others.

    Diego Carou received his PhD degree in industrial engineering fromthe National University of Distance Education (UNED) in 2013. He hasinternational postdoctoral experience in manufacturing process at severalEuropean universities. He currently works as Assistant Professor at theUniversity of Jaén. He has published more than 30 articles in journals andconferences, and book chapters. He also serves as reviewer for severalinternational journals.

    J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in mechanical engineering in 1997, MSc degree in mechanical engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, and mechanical engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP); the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005; and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Eur Ing and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers, with an MBA and specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in machining and tribology. Recently, he has also had an interest in management/industrial engineering and higher education for sustainability/engineering education. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as an evaluator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of PhD thesis for many universities. He is the editor in chief of several international journals, guest editor of journals, book editor, book series editor, and scientific advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an editorial board member of 25 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and coeditor) more than 100 books and as author (and coauthor) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters, and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 200 articles in journals).