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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The influence of IIoT on manufacturing network coordination
Authors: Deflorin, Patricia
Scherrer, Maike
Schillo, Katrin
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1108/JMTM-09-2019-0346
Published in: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Volume(Issue): 32
Issue: 6
Page(s): 1144
Pages to: 1166
Issue Date: 29-Apr-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Emerald
ISSN: 1741-038X
Language: English
Subjects: Manufacturing network coordination; IIoT; Industry 4.0
Subject (DDC): 670: Manufacturing
Abstract: Purpose: The coordination of a manufacturing network is a challenging task and may be contingent upon the manufacturing environment. The purpose of this paper is to analyse how industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and manufacturing network coordination relate. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a single case study, the paper at hand provides insights on IIoT enablers and the relationship to manufacturing coordination mechanism. The data sample is based on 15 group interviews with overall eight employees from headquarters and business units. Findings: The derived results show that the IIoT enablers (digital technologies, connectivity, data, capabilities and management) are highly related to the manufacturing network coordination mechanism. The results indicate that IIoT initiatives and manufacturing network coordination should be designed to support each other. Originality/value: The implementation if IIoT initiatives is often analysed in isolation without considering the manufacturing network and more specifically the manufacturing network coordination mechanism. The results highlight how the implementation of IIoT initiatives may act as trigger to adapt formal manufacturing network coordination mechanism.
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
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