Industry 4.0: Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Management and Engineering, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Industry 4.0

Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Management and Engineering, 1st Edition

Edited by Carolina Machado, J. Paulo Davim

CRC Press

296 pages | 51 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780815354406
pub: 2020-06-05
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Industry 4.0 is a challenge for today's businesses. It's a concept that encompasses the technological innovations of automation, control, and information technology, as it's applied to manufacturing processes. It's a new topic that recently emerged in academia and industry, with few books that target both management and engineering. This book will cover the new advances and the way to manage competitive organizations. The chapters will include terms of theory, evidence and/or methodology, and significantly advance social scientific research.

This book:

  • Focuses on the latest and most recent research findings occurring on the topic of Industry 4.0
  • Presents the ways companies around the world are facing today's technological challenges
  • Assists researchers and practitioners in selecting the correct options and strategies to manage competitive organizations
  • Provides recent advances in international studies
  • Encompasses the main technological innovations in the fields of automation, control, and information technology applied to the manufacturing processes

This book is designed to increase the knowledge and effectiveness of all managers and engineers in all organizations and activity sectors.

Table of Contents

1. Emerging Technologies and Supply Chain Management - Maneuvering in current Areas of Tensions

Erik Hofmann, Stefan Selensky and Nocolai Kirstätter

2. Industry 4.0 creating a buzz in western hemisphere: But watch out for China pulling into the fast lane

Stefan Heng

3. Smart manufacturing based on digital twin technologies

Shohin Aheleroff, Jan Polzer, Huiyue Huang, Zexuan Zhu, David Tomzik, Yuqian Lu, Yuan Lin and Xun Xu

4. Industry 4.0 in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - A literature review on research clusters

5. The role of Industry 4.0 on the association between Customers’ and Suppliers’ involvement and performance improvement

Guilherme Luz Tortorella, Alejandro Mac Cawley Vergara, Rogério Miorando and Rapinder Sawhney

6. Fundamental changes in the organisational processes: Industry 4.0 case study

V. Roblek, I. Erenda and M. Mesko

7. Maturity level assessment for industry 4.0 integration into lean manufacturing

Marcos Malinverni Pagliosa, Guilherme Luz Tortorella and João Carlos Espíndola Ferreira

8. Human Resource Management in industry 4.0 – A brief trip through literature

João Pedro Freitas and Carolina Feliciana Machado

About the Editors

Carolina Machado has been teaching in the Human Resources Management subjects since 1989 at University of Minho, Portugal. She has been an Associated Professor since 2004, with experience and research interest areas in the field of Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management in SMEs, Training and Development, Emotional Intelligence, Management Change, Knowledge Management and Management/HRM in the Digital Age. She is Head of the Department of Management and Head of the Human Resources Management Work Group at University of Minho, as well as Chief Editor of the International Journal of Applied Management Sciences and Engineering (IJAMSE).

J. Paulo Davim is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He has also interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies

About the Series

Manufacturing Design and Technology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
COMPUTERS / Internet / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering