Cyber-Physical Systems Based Smart Manufacturing of Disinfectants: A Need, and Solution Driven by COVID-19 Pandemic

Faiz Iqbal*, Tushar Semwal, Adam A. Stokes

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

Cyber-physical systems and Industry-4.0 have made smart manufacturing possible. The multi-national companies were able to quickly adapt and cope with changing times, but the micro small-scale enterprises (m-SMEs) were at crossroads to adopt new technology due to extensive costs involved. This gap of no existing solutions for micro-SMEs is the result of literature survey for this work. Then the COVID-19 pandemic made it extremely difficult for micro-SMEs to survive. This paper implements a smart manufacturing solution for production facility at one such micro-SME. Pre-pandemic, their facility had enough production to satisfy the demand, but pandemic overwhelmed their production with rapid rise in demand. The main goal for this study is to make the micro-SME cope this unprecedented rise in demand. The production facility was upgraded, and smart features were incorporated based on cyber-physical production systems framework to predict demand and transform a manual manufacturing into smart manufacturing. With more than one product being produced, optimum production was achieved avoiding over/underproduction for different products given the limited storage capacity available with the micro-SMEs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publicationEstablishing Bridges for More Sustainable Manufacturing Systems - Proceedings of FAIM 2023
EditorsFrancisco J. G. Silva, Raul D.S.G. Campilho, António B. Pereira
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages117-124
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783031382406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2023
Event32nd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2023 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jun 202322 Jun 2023

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference32nd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2023
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period18/06/2322/06/23

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • AI
  • COVID-19
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Small scale enterprises
  • Smart Manufacturing

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