The increasing decentralization of manufacturing has contributed to the growing interest in scalable distributed manufacturing systems (DMSs). The emerging body of work from smart manufacturing, Industrie 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and cyber-physical systems can enable the continued development of scalable DMS, particularly through the digital thread concept. However, significant challenges exist in understanding how to apply the digital thread most appropriately for scalable DMS. This paper describes these major challenges and provides a standards and technology roadmap developed from the digital thread concept and consensus-built industrial standards to realize scalable DMS. The goal of this roadmap is to guide the research needed so that manufacturers may take advantage of opportunities provided by scalable DMS, including improved agility, flexibility, traceability, dynamic decision making, and utilization of manufacturing resources.
Proceedings of the 2018 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2018)
June 18-22, 2018
College Station, TX
2018 ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2018)
smart manufacturing, Industrie 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and cyber-physical systems (CPS), distributed manufacturing system (DMS)