The impact of smart manufacturing approach on the South African manufacturing industry

Itumeleng Shai, Eric Mikobi Bakama, Nita Sukdeo

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Abstract

-SM is a technology-driven approach that mainly utilises machines to monitor the entire production of an organisation. The objective of SM in an organisation is to identify ways to automatize the manufacturing process while using data analytics to optimize the manufacturing performance. This research mitigates the impact of technology, in this case expressed as SM in South African industries. The research followed a quantitative approach whereby 42 respondents from low, medium low and high technology industries took part in the study. Data has been amassed from first-hand experience by mean of an adapted questionnaire constituted of three sections: The first section was about the general demographic information of the respondents. Section two investigates the respondent's awareness on SM. Finally, section three assessed the impact that SM had on the performance of the organisation. The findings of this study revealed that Smart Manufacturing has a positive impact in South African manufacturing organisations as it allows effective operations, fast response to customers demand, real time operations optimisation. Nevertheless, Smart Manufacturing is a new concept under the fourth industrial revolution in South Africa and will need time before being totally implemented in all organisations as it is costly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems, icABCD 2020 - Proceedings
EditorsSameerchand Pudaruth, Upasana Singh
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728167701
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
Event2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems, icABCD 2020 - Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Duration: 6 Aug 20207 Aug 2020

Publication series

Name2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems, icABCD 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems, icABCD 2020
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityDurban, KwaZulu Natal
Period6/08/207/08/20

Keywords

  • Internet of Thing
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Smart Manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management

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