A Revisit to Cloud Manufacturing
LIU Yongkui;WANG Lihui;WANG Xi Vincent;XU Xun;Department of Production Engineering,KTH Royal Institute of Technology;School of Mechano-Electronic Engineering,Xidian University;Department of Mechanical Engineering,The University of Auckland;
Since the concept of cloud manufacturing was proposed in 2010,relevant researches were ongoing for more than eight years,and much progresses were made.However,existing studies indicated that there lacked common understandings of a number of critical issues in cloud manufacturing among researchers. There still lacked clear and concrete ideas for implementation of cloud manufacturing. There were also a number of different definitions for cloud manufacturing.Motivated by this,the aforementioned issues were re-discussed and an alternative definition of cloud manufacturing was presented.Finally,some key issues of cloud manufacturing to be addressed in the future were put forward.