A solution for information management in logistics operations of modern manufacturing chains

Elisabeth Ilie-Zudor*, Zsolt Kemény, Anikó Ekárt, Christopher D. Buckingham, László Monostori

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One dominant feature of the modern manufacturing chains is the movement of goods. Manufacturing companies would remain an unprofitable investment if the supplies/logistics of raw materials, semi-finished products or final goods are not handled in an effective way. Both levels of a modern manufacturing chain-actual production and logistics-are characterized by continuous data creation at a much faster rate than they can be meaningfully analyzed and acted upon manually. Often, instant and reliable decisions need to be taken based on huge, previously inconceivable amounts of heterogeneous, contradictory or incomplete data. The paper will highlight aspects of information flows related to business process data visibility and observability in modern manufacturing networks. An information management platform developed in the framework of the EU FP7 project ADVANCE will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-344
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia CIRP
Early online date10 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 25 Mar 201428 Mar 2014

Bibliographical note

8th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - DET 2014 Disruptive Innovation in Manufacturing Engineering towards the 4th Industrial Revolution.

© 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/).


  • big data
  • becision support
  • information management


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