Integration of Distributed Manufacturing Nodes in Smart Factory

  • Miha PipanEmail author
  • Jernej Protner
  • Niko Herakovič
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 803)


In this paper, we propose a new approach for the integration of distributed manufacturing networks in the Smart Factory with encapsulation of production/assembly processes in unified node structure. Standard MES and ERP systems are based on the centralization of all data and execution of decision-making algorithms in cloud server. However, the newest IT trends use new decentralised management systems to store data and execute decision-making algorithms to shorten the response time of the network and increase security and data change traceability. Using the guidelines of newest IT trends, we propose a new decentralized production concept that can bring the same benefits as IT technologies.


Manufacturing Distributed systems Local services Communication protocols Data flow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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