IJAT Vol.11 No.3 pp. 509-518
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2017.p0509


Value Co-Creative Manufacturing with IoT-Based Smart Factory for Mass Customization

Daisuke Kokuryo, Toshiya Kaihara, Swee S. Kuik, Shota Suginouchi, and Kodai Hirai

Graduate school of System Informatics, Kobe University
1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan

Corresponding author

May 15, 2016
March 25, 2017
Online released:
April 28, 2017
May 5, 2017
manufacturing system, mass customization, smart factory, value co-creation, cloud manufacturing

The future of productivity and growth in highly customized production environments has attracted considerable attention from numerous practitioners. Herein, we present an innovative methodology for value co-creative manufacturing with an Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart factory for mass-customized rubber products in a real-time scenario. For implementing the proposed system, a three-layer business-oriented model is developed to offer the maximum co-creative value in three-dimensional reactive-printing technology development and utilize cloud computing and cyber-physical systems in customized manufacturing and product design. A Japanese case application is examined to demonstrate the usefulness and flexibility of the proposed system.

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