Document Type : Research Paper


student Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University,Tehran,Iran


Smart Manufacturing, which is the fourth revolution in the manufacturing industry. Smart Manufacturing seeks to integrate advanced manufacturing methods, operational technologies (OT), and information and communication technologies (ICT) to drive the creation of manufacturing systems with greater capabilities in cost control and performance. A crucial differentiation of smart manufacturing systems (SMS) lies in their architectures, which are organized as networks of cooperating manufacturing components specialized for different functions. At present, there are some applications of in different industrial fields. However, there is still a lack of a unified definition of Smart Manufacturing Systems and a unified analysis of requirements. The purpose of this paper is to collect and structure the various features of Smart Manufacturing (SM). Researchers have previously identified various characteristics and technologies of Smart Manufacturing System (SMS); this paper collects, discusses and merges some of those characteristics and technologies available in the current body of knowledge. In the future, it is expected that this selection of characteristics and technologies will help to compare and distinguish other initiatives like Industry 4.0, smart factory, intelligent manufacturing, distributive manufacturing, etc. The author hope to provide a basis for a broad and interdisciplinary discussion within the Smart Manufacturing community about the defining technologies and characteristics of a Smart Manufacturing Systems.


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