Towards a methodology and instrumentation toolset for cloud manufacturing
International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS 2016)
Contribution to Conference
Cloud Manufacturing is a recent concept to realize real-world manufacturing processes by applying a combination of well-known principles from the fields of Cloud Computing, Business Process Management (BPM), and Internet of Things (IoT) to the manufacturing domain. Cloud Manufacturing assumes using crowdsourcing and outsourcing types of business mobilization to transform local production-oriented manufacturing into global service-oriented manufacturing networks. While there have been a number of conceptual frameworks for Cloud Manufacturing, there is still a lack of concrete methodologies and instrumentation. Especially, the integration of generic Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) shop floors and the support of manufacturing business processes in the Cloud have not been given full consideration yet. Within this paper, we intend to define a research agenda and according missing methodologies and instrumentation to ground a platform for Cloud Manufacturing.