Industry 4.0 and Hyper-Customized Smart Manufacturing Supply Chains

Industry 4.0 and Hyper-Customized Smart Manufacturing Supply Chains

S.G. Ponnambalam (University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia), Nachiappan Subramanian (University of Sussex, UK), Manoj Kumar Tiwari (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India) and Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff (University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia)
Projected Release Date: June, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 350
ISBN13: 9781522590781|ISBN10: 1522590781|EISBN13: 9781522590804|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9078-1


Next-generation supply chains revolve around smart manufacturing processes and personalized customization of products and services. For businesses to stay relevant in the market today, prioritizing customer satisfaction with speed and great service has become crucial.

Industry 4.0 and Hyper-Customized Smart Manufacturing Supply Chains is an assemblage of innovative research ideas surrounding the methods of modern smart manufacturing technologies and digital supply chain management in the era of Industry 4.0. While highlighting topics including blockchain diffusion, logistics system, and data analytics, this book is ideally designed for industry professionals, researchers, managers, and students seeking current research on the role of technology in business production.

Topics Covered

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

  • Automation Advancements
  • Blockchain Diffusion
  • Data Analytics
  • Hyper-Customization
  • Logistics Systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Production Optimization
  • Smart Technology
  • Supply and Demand

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nachiappan (Nachi) Subramanian is a Reader in Operations and Logistics Management at University of Sussex. Nachi is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK and Charted member of Institute of Logistics and Transport. Previously, Nachi worked at University of Nottingham Ningbo, China for five years and at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India for twelve years. Nachi has 17 years of academic experience and 2 years of industrial experience. He has post-doctoral research experience at University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India. He has received several research fellowship awards including BOYSCAST fellowship, Career award and Young Scientist fellowship award from Indian government agencies as well as Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship Award. His research works centres on novel research topics in logistics and supply chain management such as sustainability, risk and innovation and these topics are within our University priority research areas. Nachi is the principal investigator for two major research projects under the sustainable business model development theme of Innovation team project at UNNC. Nachi has published over 65 refereed research papers in leading operations and supply chain management journals. He also serves as a reviewer to many leading journals and has organised internationals conferences.