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Literature review on the ‘Smart Factory’ concept using bibliometric tools

Strozzi, Fernanda; Colicchia, Claudia; Creazza, Alessandro; Noè, Carlo

Authors

Fernanda Strozzi

Dr Claudia Colicchia C.Colicchia@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Carlo Noè

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to depict a landscape of the scientific literature on the concept of the ‘Smart Factory’, which in recent years is gaining more and more attention from academics and practitioners because of significant innovations in the production systems within the manufacturing sector. To achieve this objective, a dynamic methodology called "Systematic Literature Network Analysis (SLNA)" has been applied. This methodology combines the Systematic Literature Review approach with the analysis of bibliographic networks. The adopted methodology allows complementing traditional content-based literature reviews by extracting quantitative information from bibliographic networks to detect emerging topics, and by revealing the dynamic evolution of the scientific production of a discipline. This dynamic analysis allowed highlighting research directions and critical areas for the development of the "Smart Factory". At the same time, it offers insights on the fields on which companies, associations, politicians and technology providers need to focus in order to allow a real transition towards the implementation of large-scale Smart Factory.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Nov 17, 2017
Journal International journal of production research
Print ISSN 0020-7543
Electronic ISSN 1366-588X
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Issue 22
Pages 6572-6591
Institution Citation Strozzi, F., Colicchia, C., Creazza, A., & Noè, C. (2017). Literature review on the ‘Smart Factory’ concept using bibliometric tools. International Journal of Production Research, 55(22), 6572-6591. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1326643
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2017.1326643
Keywords Systematic literature review, Industry 4.0, Smart factory, Citation network, Co-word network
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207543.2017.1326643
Copyright Statement ©2018 University of Hull
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....cope&journalCode=tprs20

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