Agility through Product design in the era of Industry 4.0

Babu Loganathan, Ganesh (2022) Agility through Product design in the era of Industry 4.0. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 14 (2).

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Industry 4.0 demands the aggressive implementation of IT and communication devices and infrastructure to integrate machines in the factories so as to execute the operations with the characteristics namely interoperability and flexibility at unimaginable high speed. This kind of facility will enable companies to design and manufacture products for supplying to the individual customers. By implementing industry 4.0 enablers, mass customization is achieved. Mass customization is an outcome of implementing agile manufacturing paradigm. Obviously, this derivation implies that application of Industry 4.0 will enable the companies to implement agile manufacturing paradigm by acquiring agility. Though accomplishment of this goal is going to help the industries to flourish, attaining this goal is going to be a challenge. The major challenge is that the designing of products has to be carried out to tune with the requirements of the Industry 4.0 requirements. This challenge is addressed in this article by indicating the actions to be executed for this purpose and presenting a case study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agile Manufacturing; Industry 4.0; Mass customization; Craft Production; Automation; Pump manufacturing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 07:55
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2022 07:55

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