PhD defense by Marco Nardello
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE FOR DIGITAL MANUFACTURING EA MODELS AND AN AUTOMATED MODELLING METHOD TO SUPPORT INDUSTRY 4.0 TRANSFORMATION
15.01.2020 kl. 10.00 - 13.00
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE FOR DIGITAL MANUFACTURING
EA MODELS AND AN AUTOMATED MODELLING METHOD TO SUPPORT INDUSTRY 4.0 TRANSFORMATION
Technological progress has allowed enterprises to collect large amounts of data on their products, processes, and services. This progress is part of the Industry 4.0 transformation. Due to this transformation, enterprises are likely to become better at using data to improve their products, processes, and services. However, to do so, enterprises need to redesign the ways in which they collect, structure, analyse, and share data, including the sharing of data across departments and with other enterprises. Transforming an enterprise and its processes in such a manner that data can be leveraged to improve processes, products, and services is challenging. Such a transformation requires that departments understand the processes of other departments and share relevant data.
Enterprise architecture (EA) is a discipline that focuses on managing transformations involving an entire enterprise. It aims to effectively implement enterprise strategies by designing the way departments work to maximize coherency between departments. To implement an enterprise strategy, EA models an enterprise's current goals, processes, applications, and infrastructure and identifies the desired ones. Current EA models provide the starting point for redesigning enterprises to leverage data for improvement. However, there are two main challenges in using EA models in manufacturing. First, they are seldom used for modelling manufacturing products, processes, and resources. Second, EA models are usually created manually, which is inefficient, time-consuming, and error-prone.
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