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Industry 4.0
Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Management and Engineering




ISBN 9781351132992
Published May 17, 2020 by CRC Press
275 Pages - 51 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Industry 4.0: Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Manangment and Engineering is designed to increase the knowledge and effectiveness of all managers and engineers in all organizations and activity sectors

Carolina Machado has been teaching in the Human Resources Management subjects since 1989 at University of Minho, Portugal. She has been an associate 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Emerging technologies and supply chain management: Maneuvering in current areas of tensions

Erik Hofmann, Stefan Selensky, and Nicolai Kirstätter

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

Stefan Heng

Chapter 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

Chapter 4 Industry 4.0 in small- and medium-sized enterprises: A literature review on research clusters

J. M. Müller

Chapter 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

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

Vasja Roblek, Ivan Erenda, and Maja Mesko

Chapter 7 Maturity level assessment for industry 4.0 integration into Lean Manufacturing

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

Chapter 8 Human resource management in Industry 4.0: A brief trip through literature

Rui Pedro Freitas and Carolina Feliciana Machado

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Biography

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