IoT-based real-time production logistics synchronization system under smart cloud manufacturing

T. Qu, S. P. Lei, Z. Z. Wang, D. X. Nie, X. Chen, George Q. Huang

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Cloud manufacturing (CM) and Internet of things (IoT) are interlinked, yet most works only focused on one of them and take the other as a constituent technology unit. This is practically inadequate, especially for a highly service-driven manufacturing execution system which entails systematical CM supports to respond to the real-time dynamics captured from the IoT-enabled execution hierarchy. To deal with the dynamics occurring in production logistics (PL) processes, this paper investigates a dynamic PL synchronization (PLS) of a manufacturer adopting public PL services. Contemporary CM and IoT infrastructures are systematically integrated to enable a smart PLS control mechanism with multi-level dynamic adaptability. The S-CM operation framework, operation logic, and PLS infrastructure are presented with an industrial case, and the effectiveness is also demonstrated and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-164
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cloud manufacturing
  • Dynamic synchronization
  • Internet of things
  • Production logistic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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