Cloud Manufacturing: Strategic Vision and State-of-the-Art

Dazhong Wu, Matthew J. Greer, David W. Rosen, Dirk Schaefer

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Cloud manufacturing, a service oriented, customer centric, demand driven manufacturing model is explored in both its possible future and current states. A unique strategic vision for the field is documented, and the current state of technology is presented from both industry and academic viewpoints. Key commercial implementations are presented, along with the state of research in fields critical to enablement of cloud manufacturing, including but not limited to automation, industrial control systems, service composition, flexibility, business models, and proposed implementation models and architectures. Comparison of the strategic vision and current state leads to suggestions for future work, including research in the areas of high speed, long distance industrial control systems, flexibility enablement, business models, cloud computing applications in manufacturing, and prominent implementation architectures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-579
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Systems
Issue number4
Early online date10 May 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Cloud manufacturing
  • Distributed systems
  • Resource sharing
  • Automation and control


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