Forecasting Next Generation Manufacturing


Published Book from the Cluster of Excellence Internet of Production edited by the IAW and the TIM

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The technological change triggered in manufacturing companies by concepts such as the Industrial Internet and the implementation of digital shadows is characterized by a fast pace, blurring boundaries between physical, digital, and biological systems, and a rapidly changing, growing political, economic, and social environment. The book "Forecasting Next Generation Manufacturing: Digital Shadows, Human-Machine Collaboration, and Data-driven Business Models" edited by Frank Piller, Dirk Lüttgens, and Marc Van Dyck from the Institute of Technology and Innovation Management at RWTH Aachen University and Verena Nitsch, Alexander Mertens, and Sebastian Pütz from IAW addresses the resulting questions for the strategic orientation of manufacturing companies in the coming decade. The book was developed as part of the Cluster of Excellence - Internet of Production and contains contributions from 29 authors from twelve different institutes within the cluster. Based on the results of a large-scale Delphi study with an international panel of experts, the contributions discuss 24 projections for the future of production along current case studies and related research. 

The book is part of the interdisciplinary publication series "Contributions to Management Science" published by Springer Nature.

The project is funded by the DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) in the context of the Excellence Initiative – EXC-2023 Internet of Production (Project number: 390621612).