BUSINESS & “INDUSTRY 4.0”
Cloud manufacturing, a service oriented, customer centric, demand driven manufacturing model is explored in both its possible future and current states. A vision for the field is documented and the current state of technology is presented from academic viewpoints. This paper illustrates the needs and challenges for the management of distributed manufacturing in a multi-company supply chain and processes considering new IT systems. Requirements are collected from literature in the field of current ERP/MES system drawbacks, advantages, needs and challenges.