Designing of cloud-based virtual factory information system

Yuqiuge Hao*, Rafael Karbowski, Ahm Shamsuzzoha, Petri Helo

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the manufacturing industry, customers’ requirements vary all the time, a way that to increase capacity and add capabilities of factories without investing in new infrastructure becomes essential. An advanced information management system to share valuable information and knowledge among collaborative factories is demanded. The concept of “Cloud” can encompasses subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends factories existing capabilities. Cloud Storage can be used to share data is a flexible manner. With such perspective, a cloud-based Virtual Factory Information System (CloudVFIS) design is proposed in this research. This new system will provide a concrete tool for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) to realize the integration of factories based on the idea of Virtual Factory. In this paper, the Cloud VFIS architectural framework and the cloud storage in manufacturing management are illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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