TY - CHAP A1 - Leonid A. Mylnikov ED1 - Antonella Petrillo ED2 - Raffaele Cioffi ED3 - Fabio De Felice Y1 - 2018-02-28 PY - 2018 T1 - Time Factor in Operation Research Tasks for Smart Manufacturing N2 - The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the new industrial revolution: the "Industry 4.0." Globalization and competitiveness are forcing companies to review and improve their production processes. Industry 4.0 is a revolution that involves many different sectors and is still evolving. It represents the integration of tools already used in the past (big data, cloud, robot, 3D printing, simulation, etc.) that are now connected to a smart network by transmitting digital data at high speeds. The implementation of a 4.0 system represents a huge change for companies, which are faced with big investments. The idea of the book is to present practices, challenges, and opportunities related to the Industry 4.0. This book is intended to be a useful resource for anyone who deals with this issue. BT - Digital Transformation in Smart Manufacturing SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.73085 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.73085 SN - 978-953-51-3842-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-03-02 ER -