HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Industrial Value Chain Reference Architecture

Concept, Practice and Proposal of a Harmonious Approach for International Standardization

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Hall 8, Stand D19



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Digital Factory, Industrial Automation, Industrie 4.0

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This talk introduces a reference architecture for smart manufacturing that includes a proposal of a harmonious approach for creating standards. Industrial Value Chain Reference Architecture (IVRA) was developed in consideration of the Japanese Kaizen activities. The model assumes existence of Smart Manufacturing Units (SMU) that autonomously improve production systems, while Portable Loading Units (PLU) transfer things, information, data, and value among the SMUs. In the implementation of the latest business scenarios by 25 working groups of IVI, IVRA was referred to with the concept of a Loosely Defined Standard (LDS), where the models of the use cases are developed on the cloud. LDS allows manufacturers including SMEs to get connected with each other, while protecting their own intellectual property for their competitiveness on the digital transformation. IVRA could contribute RAMI4.0 and IIRA to gaining a more general idea in a global sense by adding another perspective from Japan.

Keynote Yasuyuki Nishioka Industrial Val

Video Keynote Yasuyuki Nishioka Industrial Val
27:41 min

24.04.17 - Forum Industrie 4.0: Industrial Value Chain Reference Architecture


 Prof. Dr. Yasuyuki Nishioka

Prof. Dr. Yasuyuki Nishioka

President, Industrial Value Chain Initiative

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