Industry 4.0 brings with it numerous challenges. However, it is being seen by companies as essential in their ability to adapt to the market and to the demands of consumers. Thus, intending to achieve more flexible and more decentralized production, the acquisition of technologies emerging from this fourth industrial revolution is crucial. This is where information systems will make a difference, as they will enable the cohesion of processes within the company, such as a more streamlined flow of information.
This article has as main objective to study and design an Information System with characteristics of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), following an approach capable to respond to a whole set of key processes on the shop floor, such as addressing the problem of so-called information islands stored in fragmented information sources. This study was conducted in a company belonging to the chemical industry located in the center of Portugal.
Salvadorinho, Juliana and Teixeira, Leonor, "Shop floor data in Industry 4.0: study and design of a Manufacturing Execution System" (2020). CAPSI 2020 Proceedings. 4.