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Enhancing technological innovation with the implementation of a sustainable manufacturing community

Severengiz, Mustafa; Seidel, Johannes; Steingrímsson, Jón Gardar; Seliger, Günther

The global challenge of sustainable value creation can be coped with by raising human awareness about it all around the world. Increasing process effectiveness and efficiency in view of shrinking natural resources, increasing competitiveness and profitability by selling functionality and service instead of physical products give strategic references for the development of the so called sustainable manufacturing community (SMC). Ubiquitous application of modern information and communication technology (ICT) for shaping responsible global citizenship by knowledge transfer can expand learning and teaching productivity by magnitudes, can strengthen the leverage of help for self-help, can enable initiative and creativity for entrepreneurial approaches in the global village without losing local differentiation. Elements of an architecture for an SMC and the concrete case of smart wheel urban mobility with an outlook for an exemplary German Vietnamese collaboration perspective are considered.
Published in: Procedia CIRP, 10.1016/j.procir.2014.07.177, Elsevier