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Machines 2018, 6(2), 23;

Requirements of the Smart Factory System: A Survey and Perspective

Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, KSU, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
Raytheon Chair for System Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing Institute, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
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Received: 19 April 2018 / Revised: 15 May 2018 / Accepted: 25 May 2018 / Published: 1 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Manufacturing, Digital Supply Chains and Industry 4.0)
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With the development of Industry 4.0 and the emergence of the smart factory concept, the traditional philosophy of manufacturing systems will change. The smart factory introduces changes to the factors and elements of traditional manufacturing systems and incorporates the current requirements of smart systems so that it can compete in the future. An increasing amount of research in both academia and industry is dedicated to transitioning the concept of the smart factory from theory to practice. The purpose of the current research is to highlight the perspectives that shape the smart factory and to suggest approaches and technical support to enable the realization of those perspectives. This paper fills this gap by identifying and analyzing research on smart factories. We suggest a framework to analyze existing research and investigate the elements and features of smart factory systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart factory; Industry 4.0; cyber-physical system; smart manufacturing; cloud manufacturing smart factory; Industry 4.0; cyber-physical system; smart manufacturing; cloud manufacturing

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Mabkhot, M.M.; Al-Ahmari, A.M.; Salah, B.; Alkhalefah, H. Requirements of the Smart Factory System: A Survey and Perspective. Machines 2018, 6, 23.

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