This book discusses the critical contemporary issues of sustainability and integration of physical and information flow. It explores the digitalization of logistics processes and the need for a more integrated and a seamless cooperation in supply chain management, which are dominant trends in business practice. Moreover, it examines how the pressure for CO2 emission reductions and more resource- efficient business models influences the organization of logistics operations on both a local and global scale, demonstrating that integrating physical and cyber systems is necessary to achieve a more environmentally friendly, safe logistics and supply chain operations. In the individual chapters, the authors discuss the new qualitative and quantitative theoretical methods and models and also analyze case studies from business practice. This book provides valuable insights for academics, Ph.D. students and practitioners wishing to deepen their understanding of logistics operations and management.
The application of artificial intelligence methods and the increasing digitalization of the processes in a supply chain contribute the more seamless flow of materials and information. The disturbances in global supply chain during pandemic put pressure on companies to improve the existing operations. The Sustainable Development Goals put pressure on local and global markets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to implement a more resource-efficient business model. Integration of physical and cyber systems is necessary to achieve more environmentally friendly, efficient logistics and supply chain operations. This book presents the contemporary issues of sustainability and integration of physical and information flow in supply chain. In the individual chapters, the authors discuss new qualitative and qualitative theoretic methods, models and present case studies from business practice. This book might be a valuable source of knowledge for the academics, PhD students and practitioners to deepen their knowledge in the field of logistics and SCM.
This book contains high-quality and original research on computational intelligence for green smart cities research. In recent years, the use of smart city technology has rapidly increased through the successful development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) architectures. The citizens' quality of life has been improved in several sensitive areas of the city, such as transportation, buildings, health care, education, environment, and security, thanks to these technological advances Computational intelligence techniques and algorithms enable a computational analysis of enormous data sets to reveal patterns that recur. This information is used to inform and improve decision-making at the municipal level to build smart computational intelligence techniques and sustainable cities for their citizens. Machine intelligence allows us to identify trends (patterns). The smart city could better integrate its transportation network, for example. By offering a better public transportation network adapted to the demand, we could reduce personal vehicles and energy consumption. A smart city could use models to predict the consequences of a change, such as pedestrianizing a street or adding a bike lane. A city can even create a 3D digital twin to test hypothetical projects. This book comprises many state-of-the-art contributions from scientists and practitioners working in machine intelligence and green smart cities. It aspires to provide a relevant reference for students, researchers, engineers, and professionals working in this area or those interested in grasping its diverse facets and exploring the latest advances in machine intelligence for green and sustainable smart city applications.
This book introduces readers to some of the most significant advances in core computer science-based technologies. At the dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the field of computer science-based technologies is growing continuously and rapidly, and is developing both in itself and in terms of its applications in many other disciplines. Written by leading experts and consisting of 18 chapters, the book is divided into seven parts: (1) Computer Science-based Technologies in Education, (2) Computer Science-based Technologies in Risk Assessment and Readiness, (3) Computer Science-based Technologies in IoT, Blockchains and Electronic Money, (4) Computer Science-based Technologies in Mobile Computing, (5) Computer Science-based Technologies in Scheduling and Transportation, (6) Computer Science-based Technologies in Medicine and Biology, and (7) Theoretical Advances in Computer Science with Significant Potential Applications in Technology. Featuring an extensive list of bibliographic references at the end of each chapter to help readers probe further into the application areas of interest to them, this book is intended for professors, researchers, scientists, engineers and students in computer science-related disciplines. It is also useful for those from other disciplines wanting to become well versed in some of the latest computer science-based technologies.
Agile Business Leadership Methods for Industry 4.0 is a collection of innovative research on new leadership styles that will develop agile managers and business leaders who can improve company success in the fast-paced environments created by Industry 4.0.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018, held in Cardiff, UK, in September 2018. The 57 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 143 submissions. They provide a comprehensive overview of identified challenges and recent advances in various collaborative network (CN) domains and their applications, with a strong focus on the following areas: blockchain in collaborative networks, industry transformation and innovation, semantics in networks of cognitive systems, cognitive systems for resilience management, collaborative energy services in smart cities, cognitive systems in agribusiness, building information modeling, industry 4.0 support frameworks, health and social welfare services, risk, privacy and security, collaboration platform issues, sensing, smart and sustainable enterprises, information systems integration, dynamic logistics networks, collaborative business processes, value creation in networks, users and organizations profiling, and collaborative business strategies.
This book provides industry insights and fresh ideas for the advancement of the most vital global industry - food. Drawing on their industry and academic expertise the authors have identified three controlling aspects of food business operations that can unleash long term success: consumer health and wellbeing; product and process sustainability; and harnessing advances in digitalization. If developed to their maximum potential these factors have the capability to revolutionize the food sector. Food Industry 4.0 highlights advancement opportunities for the food manufacturing sector, including innovation in products, processes and services, as it seeks to combine productive, efficient and sustainable practices.