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.
- 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.
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
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