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Identifying Performance Assurance Challenges for Smart Manufacturing



Moneer M. Helu, Katherine C. Morris, Kiwook Jung, Kevin W. Lyons, Swee K. Leong


Smart manufacturing has the potential to address many of the innovation drivers faced by industry. However, the manufacturing community often needs assistance to develop and use the variety of available technologies to improve their systems. To assure the performance of these technologies, this paper proposes a shared knowledge base that collects problem areas, solutions, and best practices for manufacturing technology. An Implementation Risk Assessment Framework (IRAF) is also described to identify the primary weaknesses of technologies in specific manufacturing contexts. Such approaches have the potential to stimulate new ideas and drive standardization activities critical to scale up and deploy smart manufacturing technologies successfully and quickly.
Manufacturing Letters


Smart manufacturing, Performance assurance, Risk assessment, Standards


Helu, M. , Morris, K. , Jung, K. , Lyons, K. and Leong, S. (2015), Identifying Performance Assurance Challenges for Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Letters, [online], (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created November 11, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018