Internet-of-things based dynamic synchronization of production and logistics: mechanism, system and case study

Ting Qu, Kai Zhang, Hao Luo, Zongzhong Wang, Dongyuan Jia, Xin Chen, George Q. Huang, Xiaomin Li

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The new Industry 4.0 strategy defines the automatic interaction and dynamic synchronization among multiple production sub-systems under manufacturing internet of things (MIOT) enabled environment, aiming at maintaining the whole system in an optimally operating status. The synchronization of production and logistics sub-systems could largely enhance the overall production efficiency, yet how to vertically enable the dynamic adaption between decision and execution levels and at the same time to horizontally enable the global coordination among production and logistics sub-systems remain two key challenges of finally achieving the dynamic synchronization of production and logistics. A MIOT-enabled dynamic production-logistics synchronization framework is proposed, which extends the AUTOM information infrastructure to a production-logistics-adapted new infrastructure which supports multi-level and multi-stage seamless information exchanging, and then puts forward a multi-iteration adaptive decision mechanism to enable the synchronization of production and logistics. Finally, a practical industrial case of production-warehousing synchronization is used to demonstrate the proposed solution. A feasible MIOT-based application framework and system is provided, which enable the dynamic operation coordination and adaptive decision-making of large production system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalJixie Gongcheng Xuebao/Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Coordination
  • Internet of things
  • Production logistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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