Standards Landscape and Directions for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Yan Lu, Katherine C. Morris, Simon P. Frechette
The future of manufacturing lies in being able to adapt quickly to changing conditions. From smaller lot sizes, to more customization, to sudden changes in supply chain, the variability that manufacturers face is rapidly increasing. The key to enabling more adaptive or smart manufacturing systems is information. Standards are fundamental 1) to providing the right information at the right time and 2) to enabling actions based on that information. This paper provides a review of the standardsa standards landscapein which future so called smart manufacturing systems will operate. The landscape focuses on standards used to integrate within and across three manufacturing lifecycle dimensions: product, production system, and, enterprise or business. Opportunities and challenges for new standards are discussed. Emerging activities addressing these challenges are presented. This paper will be useful for manufacturing practitioners to understand the standards useful for integrating smart manufacturing technologies with their areas of expertise.
Proc. of IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering 2015