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Processes 2018, 6(7), 88; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr6070088

Effect of Cooperation on Manufacturing IT Project Development and Test Bed for Successful Industry 4.0 Project: Safety Management for Security

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1
Department of Computer and Information Technology, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Tech Specialist of Next Generation Manufacturing Development Team, SK Holdings C&C, Seoul 643843, Korea
3
Department of Software, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan 609757, Korea
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Received: 28 June 2018 / Revised: 7 July 2018 / Accepted: 8 July 2018 / Published: 11 July 2018
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Abstract

A new direction of the 4th industrial revolution in manufacturing and IT industries is presented in this study, wherein the manufacturing sector will be able to survive in this period by achieving rapid and flexible change through effective convergence between both industries. Under such an environment, manufacturing IT requires speedy development and a new distribution form, as well as a new method of IT project development which is adequate for that form. Thus, this study compares and analyzes the waterfall method which is being used in general manufacturing System Integration (SI) projects and the proposed DevOps method, which requires faster distribution and improvement. This study confirms that the required human resources are less than the existing SI projects when system improvement is made using the DevOps method. At the same time, this method provides much-improved quality for the same price. Therefore, future manufacturing IT projects would achieve a faster and more efficient development and operation form by adopting the DevOps method to perform continuous and repetitive improvement and operation through the convergence of manufacturing and IT. Also, some of the current smart factory models can be found in several ICT (Information & Communication Technology) advanced countries, and they have actually increased the efficiency in their factories and generated much value-added business. As with the production facilities, materials, and methods, human resource management occupies an important role in the smart factory system to increase efficiency. This study aims to validate such logic by proving the effectiveness of a Bluetooth beacon-based worker positioning system by which workers’ safety can be secured along with the security of the factory itself. This system can be foundational to establishing a safer working environment by controlling accesses to the critical production facilities and determining their whereabouts in case of an accident. View Full-Text
Keywords: industry 4.0; job safety; safety management; test bed; industrial processes; worker’s positional management; Bluetooth beacons; coding process; computer architecture; security industry 4.0; job safety; safety management; test bed; industrial processes; worker’s positional management; Bluetooth beacons; coding process; computer architecture; security
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Park, S.; Huh, J.-H. Effect of Cooperation on Manufacturing IT Project Development and Test Bed for Successful Industry 4.0 Project: Safety Management for Security. Processes 2018, 6, 88.

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