Driving Innovation and Productivity Through Sustainable Automation

Driving Innovation and Productivity Through Sustainable Automation

Release Date: February, 2021|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 275
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5879-9
ISBN13: 9781799858799|ISBN10: 1799858790|EISBN13: 9781799858805
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Industry 4.0 and the subsequent automation and digitalization of processes, including the tighter integration of machine-machine and human-machine intercommunication and collaboration, is adding additional complexity to future systems design and the capability to simulate, optimize, and adapt. Current solutions lack the ability to capture knowledge, techniques, and methods to create a sustainable and intelligent nerve system for enterprise systems. With the ability to innovate new designs and solutions, as well as automate processes and decision-making capabilities with heterogenous and holistic views of current and future challenges, there can be an increase in productivity and efficiency through sustainable automation. Therefore, better understandings of the underpinning knowledge and expertise of sustainable automation that can create a sustainable cycle that drives optimal automation and innovation in the field is needed

Driving Innovation and Productivity Through Sustainable Automation enhances the understanding and the knowledge for the new ecosystems emerging in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The chapters provide the knowledge and understanding of current challenges and new capabilities and solutions having been researched, developed, and applied within the industry to drive sustainable automation for innovation and productivity. This book is ideally intended for managers, executives, IT specialists, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in the current research on sustainable automation.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Automation
  • Engineering
  • Enterprise Capabilities
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Knowledge Economy
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Productivity
  • Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Sustainable Automation
  • Systems of Systems
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“A sustainable revolution in the food and beverage industry minimizes the impact of climate change, else jeopardizing the sector. In order to create long-term resiliency in the supply chain processes, several techniques are involved in creating a business continuity, thereby, offering an unprecedented user experience. Hence, holistic understanding and expertise in sustainability propels investments, initiatives, and optimal mechanization of the sector, with profitable results.”

– Anusha Thakur, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
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Ardavan Amini is an experience complex adaptive systems engineer with expertise in enterprise systems, knowledge-based engineering and innovation management. He have held number of senior roles in academia and industry including a title of Professor of enterprise systems and Non-Exec Director for business transformation and digital innovation, Chairman of SAP UK & Ireland User Group, and Advisor to local governments in smart cities and industry 4.0. He is currently the CEO of Essesystems, and Chairman of the Digital Centre for Midlands Think Thank. Prof Amini has over 40 international publications to date.

Stephen Bushell Board Member, university visiting fellow and advisor to business and leaders in development of innovative ideas, over 35+ years’ experience as an investor, director and business consultant. Having worked with governments and global entrepreneurial business at both Director and Ministerial level, I have driven creative thinking to inspire innovation, instrumental in leading and achieving the Queens Award for innovation and innovative global solutions plus opening doors to new collaborative relationships which has ultimately empowered sales and business growth coupled with Ei, dynamic solutions and marketplaces.

Arshad Mahmood is a senior lecturer and program director at Birmingham City University with over 10 years of industrial experience in project and business management, helping companies in the midlands to transform and innovate. He was a passionate and dedicated individual to developing the next generation of talents for industry needs in project management and business systems.

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