Moving toward the digital factory in raw material resources area

Miroslav Zelko, Anton Lavrin, Anton Lavrin, Miroslav Zelko
2010 Acta Montanistica Slovaca  
This paper presents our concept proposal of objectives to reach the challenges of some new European concepts: The Factoriesof the Future (FoF) initiative and The Intelligent Deep Mine (IDM) initiative launched to respond to the global economic crisis. Theseconcepts aims at helping EU manufacturing and mining enterprises, to adapt to global competitive pressures by improvingthe technological base of production across a broad range of sectors. The ICT contribution to these initiatives should
more » ... vethe efficiency, adaptability and sustainability of production systems as well as their better integration within business processesin an increasingly globalised industrial context. The challenges include the areas of digital factories, virtual factories and enterprisesand finally smart factories. Next research should address these challenges in particular and will encourage international cooperationunder the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems concepts.
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