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Smart Manufacturing Technologies for Industry 4.0 Integration, Benefits, and Operational Activities

    128 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    This book addresses issues related to the integration of digital evolutionary technologies and provides solutions to various challenges encountered during the implementation process. With real-time case studies, the book explains the smart technologies available and their operational applications and benefits in the manufacturing sector.

    Smart Manufacturing Technologies for Industry 4.0: Integration, Benefits, and Operational Activities assists in the understanding of the shifting paradigm in the manufacturing sector towards smart manufacturing and spotlights these technologies and the effects they are having on existing industries. It showcases Industry 4.0 as a promising research area in its infancy and offers insights into the role smart technologies are playing now and into the future. The book focuses on smart technologies’ rudiments, implementation, and integration for organizational development and offers insights on how to achieve resiliency through and because of these technologies.

    This book presents real-time implementation discussions along with case studies that emphasize benefits and operational activities for engineers and managers. It’s also a very useful book for technology developers, academicians, data scientists, industrial engineers, researchers, and students interested in uncovering the latest innovations in a field that seeks current research on products and services.

     Chapter 1 Organizational Transformation towards Industry 4.0 Technologies 1

    Manavalan E and Jayakrishna Kandasamy

    Chapter 2 The Autonomy of Autonomous Robots

    Raunika Anand, Arijeet Nath, and S. Aravind Raj

    Chapter 3 Smart Technologies for Industry 4.0 and Its Future 

    P. Ben Rajesh and A. John Rajan

    Chapter 4 Digital Twin–Based Smart Manufacturing—Concept and Applications

    Vishal Ashok Wankhede, Rohit Agrawal, and S. Vinodh

    Chapter 5 Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Contemporary Manufacturing Organisations

    Santhosh Kumar, Vijaya Kumar, and Sakthi Balan Ganapathy

    Chapter 6 Cloud-Based Manufacturing Service Selection Using Simulation Approaches 

    Vaibhav S. Narwane, Irfan Siddavatam, and Rakesh D. Raut

    Chapter 7 Go Unsupervised via Artificial Intelligence

    Amit Vishwakarma, G.S. Dangayach, M.L. Meena, and Sumit Gupta

    Chapter 8 Integration of Cyber-Physical Systems for Flexible Systems 

    Thirupathi Samala, Vijaya Kumar Manupati, Bethalam Brahma Sai Nikhilesh, and Jose Machado

    Chapter 9 Wearables to Improve Efficiency, Productivity, and Safety of Operations

    K. Balamurugan, T.P. Latchoumi, and T.P. Ezhilarasi

    Chapter 10 Analysis of Factors Influencing Cloud Computing Adoption in Industry 4.0-Based Advanced Manufacturing Systems

    Anilkumar Malaga and  S. Vinodh

    Chapter 11 Liberating 3D Printing for a New Normal in Manufacturing

    Tarun Kataray, Mayank Mishra, Vaishnav Madhavadas, Deepesh Padala, Bhawana Choudhary, Swati Kashyap, Utkarsh Chadha, and S. Aravind Raj


    Dr. Kamalakanta Muduli, is presently working as Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. He has obtained PhD from School of Mechanical Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. He has obtained Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Dr Muduli has over 16 years of academic experience in Universities in India and Papua New Guinea. Dr Muduli is a recipient of ERASMUS+ KA107 award provided by European Union. He has published 64 papers in peer reviewed international journals most of which are indexed in Clarivate analytics, Scopus and listed in ABDC and more than 31 papers in National and International Conferences. He has been also guest editing few Special Issues in journals and books approved for publication by Springer, Taylor and Francis, MDPI, CRC Press, Wiley scrivener and Apple Academic Press. Dr Muduli also has guided three PhD students. His current research interest includes Materials Science, Manufacturing, Sustainable supply chain management, and Industry 4.0 applications in operations and supply chain management. Dr Muduli is a fellow of Institution of Engineers India. He is also a senior member of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering and member of ASME.

    Dr. V. P. Kommula is currently working as a professor (full) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Botswana. He has more than 22+ years of teaching experience and served in various positions with different universities in countries like India, Malaysia, Republic of South Africa, and Botswana. He teaches courses related to Engineering Design, Materials, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, CAD/CAM/CIM at undergraduate level. He teaches and supervises postgraduate students in Engineering Management and Manufacturing streams. His active research areas are Natural fiber composite Materials, Lean Manufacturing, Productivity Improvement, and Lean Six Sigma. He has specific interest in Engineering Education.

    Dr. Purushottam Meena is currently working as Supply Chain Management faculty in the School of Business at the University of Charleston, SC, USA. Previously worked as an Associate Professor of Operations Management in the School of Management at New York Institute of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering & Management. His primary area of research interest includes Big Data Analytics; Blockchain Applications in Supply Chain; Reshoring; Sustainable Operations; Risk Management; Omnichannel Supply Chain; Supply Chain Performance; Buyer-Supplier Relationships; and Analytics. His Ph.D. dissertation won the 2012 Emerald /EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award and was a finalist for the 2013 CSCMP Doctoral Dissertation Award. Dr. Meena was conferred with the "2021 and 2018 Distinguished NYIT—SoM Faculty Scholarship Award." He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles. His research work has appeared in leading journals, including the Transportation Research Part E; International Journal of Production Economics; Journal of Retailing and Consumers Research; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing; Industrial Management and Data Systems, etc. Dr. Meena has consulted with several companies in the US and India. He delivered keynote talks at different international conferences and served on the Editorial Board of more than ten journals in Operations & Supply Chain field.

    Dr. Jayakrishna is an Associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology University, India. Dr. Jayakrishna’s research is focused on the design and management of manufacturing systems and supply chains to enhance efficiency, productivity and sustainability performance. More recent research is in the area of developing tools and techniques to enable value creation through sustainable manufacturing, including methods to facilitate more sustainable product design for closed-loop material flow in industrial symbiotic setup, and developing sustainable products using hybrid bio composites. He has mentored doctoral students, graduate and undergraduate students which have so far led to 72 journal publications in leading SCI/ SCOPUS Indexed journals, 29 book chapters, and 96 refereed conference proceedings, 4 authored books, 11 edited books in CRC/Springer Series. Dr. Jayakrishna’s team has received numerous awards in recognition for the quality of the work that has been produced. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the manufacturing and industrial systems area and his initiatives to improve teaching effectiveness have been recognized through national awards. He has also been awarded Global Engineering Education Award from Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Society International, U.S.A. in 2021, Institution of Engineers (India) - Young Engineer Award in 2019 and Distinguished Researcher Award in the field of Sustainable Systems Engineering in 2019 by International Institute of Organized Research, Best Faculty Researcher Award for the year(s) 2016-2021 consecutively. Coordinator – Circular Economy Club, VIT University, Academic Editor – Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Wiley-Hindawi Publications and Editorial Board Member – Journal of Operational Research for Engineering Management Studies (JOREMS), Area Editor – Operations Management Research, Associate Editor – Circular Economy, Frontiers in Sustainability, Book Series Editor - Industrial Engineering, Systems, and Management, CRC Press.