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The Readiness of ERP Systems for the Factory of the Future
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4250-4752
2015 (English)In: Procedia Computer Science, ISSN 1877-0509, E-ISSN 1877-0509, Vol. 64, 721–728- p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

"In 2011, at the Hanover Fair, the term Industry 4.0 was first coined. In October 2012, the Working Group on Industry 4.0, presented a set of implementation recommendations to the German government. The term Industry 4.0 initiates from a project in the high-tech strategy of the German government. Such project advocates the computerization of the manufacturing industry. It is also known as the 4th industrial revolution. Precisely speaking, industry 4.0 is based on the technological concepts of cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things (IoT), which enables the Factory of the Future (FoF). Within the modular structured smart factories of Industry 4.0, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions. Over the IoT, Cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real time. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are considered the backbone for the Industry 4.0. Thus, this paper attempts to answer the research question: “Are today’s ERP systems ready for the FoF?”. We have conducted interviews with manufacturers, ERP vendors, and partners in order to check on the readiness of ERP systems for the FoF. Our results show that ERP systems are ready for the FoF."

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2015. Vol. 64, 721–728- p.
Keyword [en]
Big Data, ERP Systems, Internet of things, Factory of the future, Information technology - Computer science
Keyword [sv]
Informationsteknik - Datorvetenskap
Research subject
Information systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34950DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.598Local ID: 943ef691-f087-43a5-aa48-b97be6a373d7OAI: diva2:1008202
Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems : 07/10/2015 - 09/10/2015
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150617 (mouhad); Konferensartikel i tidskriftAvailable from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-02-15Bibliographically approved

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