Design S3-RF (Sustainable x Smart x Sensing - Reference Framework) for the future manufacturing enterprise uri icon


  • ¬© 2015, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.This paper proposes a reference framework for the development of manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, taking into account the characteristics of the future enterprise. The reference framework has been named Sustainable x Smart x Sensing - Reference Framework (S3-RF). This reference framework includes characteristics to address economic, social and environmental issues of the future sustainable enterprise. In order to be sustainable and competitive worldwide, an enterprise must make smart decisions regarding its strategies, processes and use of resources, therefore must be a Smart Organization. Context sensing and sense making is a requirement to understand externally, customers, social networks, markets and competition, but also internally the performance of its processes, resources, business rules and practices, and use of technology, therefore sensing is core to its strategy execution. For the incorporation of these characteristics the framework is based on three main models: Smart x Sensing Enterprise Reference Model (S2-RM), Methodology for Integrated Product Process and Manufacturing System Development (IPPMD) and Automation System Pyramid. The S3-RF allows the definition of the enterprise's structure based on five viewpoints: enterprise, information, computational, engineering and technology. S3-RF uses S2-RM for the creation of an enterprise inside the concept of an Integrated Product, Process and Manufacturing System Development. Finally the Automation System Pyramid describes how to implement the architecture generated with reference model. The specific description in each level of the pyramid has to guarantee the correct implementation of the concepts generated with S2-RM and IPPMD. A Testbed demonstrates the use of the S3-RF in the implementation of a pilot reconfigurable microfactory (RuF).

Publication date

  • May 1, 2015