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A front-end system to support cloud-based manufacturing of customised products

Yip, Arthur Lan Kuan and Jagadeesan, Ananda Prasanna and Corney, Jonathan and Qin, Yi and Rauschecker, Ursula (2011) A front-end system to support cloud-based manufacturing of customised products. In: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXV. Glasgow Caledonian University, pp. 193-199. ISBN 9781905866564

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Abstract

In today’s global market, customized products are amongst an important means to address diverse customer demand and in achieving a unique competitive advantage. Key enablers of this approach are existing product configuration and supporting IT-based manufacturing systems. As a proposed advancement, it considered that the development of a front-end system with a next level of integration to a cloud-based manufacturing infrastructure is able to better support the specification and on-demand manufacture of customized products. In this paper, a new paradigm of Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS) environment is introduced and highlights the current research challenges in the configuration of customizable products. Furthermore, the latest development of the front-end system is reported with a view towards further work in the research.