Design and management of digital manufacturing and assembly systems in the Industry 4.0 era

Yuval Cohen, Maurizio Faccio, Francesco Pilati, Xifan Yao

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial


The advances in Industry 4.0 provide both challenges and opportunities for digital manufacturing and assembly systems. This paper first addresses the state-of-the-art readiness for Industry 4.0 concerning assembly and manufacturing systems through a literature review of the relevant papers recently published. Then it assesses the challenges faced nowadays by assembly and manufacturing systems. Third, it focuses on the most promising future developments and evolution of such production systems as well as their digitalisation. Finally, this manuscript illustrates the content of the papers selected for this special issue. Through the study presented in this special issue, valuable contributions to both theory and application in this area have been achieved, and a useful reference for future research is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3565-3577
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature.


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assembly line
  • Cyber-physical production system
  • Digital Twin
  • Digitalization
  • Editorial
  • Factory of the Future
  • Framework
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Review
  • Smart manufacturing


Dive into the research topics of 'Design and management of digital manufacturing and assembly systems in the Industry 4.0 era'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this