Industrial Value Chain Reference Architecture (IVRA) has been developed
While the IIRA and RAMI have already been published in the past by the Industrial Internet Consortium, and the Plattform Industrie 4.0, respectively, it was felt that opinions and experiences from the Japanese manufacturing industries deserve to be expressed in terms of an own reference architecture, as a contribution to a truly global view on the most complex topic called Smart Manufacturing.
The IVRA provides three perspectives to understand manufacturing industry as a whole: The knowledge/engineering flow, the demand/supply flow and hierarchical levels from the device level to the enterprise level. A key element is the introduction of Smart Manufacturing Units (SMUs) in a way that allows to smoothly integrate human beings as elements with their autonomous nature – paying tribute to the fact that it is the human being who discovers a problem, defines a problem, and solves a problem in many cases not only in the past, but also in the foreseeable future.
Moreover, an approach to build an eco-system for Smart Manufacturing is also proposed.
General Function Block (GFB) for Smart Manufacturing
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From the Editors
This year, IVI developed by size and density its activities including Business Scenario Workgroups, Platform Workgroups as well as establishing international relationships. We would like to continue informing you of our latest news.
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IVI Newsletter Editors’ Group
IVI’s speech at Hannover Messe (Hannover, April 28)
The Hannover Messe, also known as the Hanover Fair, is said to be the world’s largest industry fair, as many cutting-edge industrial technologies and products are presented at the event. This year’s fair was held at the Hanover Fairground in Germany on April 25 (Monday) to 29 (Friday), 2016, reportedly drawing 190,000 people from across the world.
Continue reading “IVI Letter Vol.4(English)(2016/06/08)”
Report of the IVI Spring Symposium 2016
It was still chilly in Tokyo on March 10 when the symposium was held. Receptionists were very busy to receive 450 participants. Pepper, the very special IVI member, also welcomed the participants and softened their heart. Continue reading “IVI Letter Vol.3(English)(2016/04/05)”
Topics from activities of business scenario working groups
In this newsletter, WG105 “Equipment Life Cycle Management” is introduced. Mr Yoshihiko Watanabe of Yazaki Parts Co., the facilitator of this group, was interviewed.
Mr Yoshihiko Watanabe Continue reading “IVI Letter Vol.2(English)(2016/02/24)”
New year greetings
A belated happy new year! 2016 is the memorial first year of “Connected Factory.” When IVI was launched in June last year, Industrie 4.0 in Germany and IIC in the US were mentioned everywhere by everybody, while from Japan, no comparable contribution was discussed in the global arena. Now, IVI is working on contributions out of Japan. Our approach to connected digital manufacturing pays tribute to the advancements that Japan has already made to date, while at the same time exploring where changes are needed moving forward, in a global picture. The biggest difference from last year is that we have a clearer picture about the way forward – we understand more about what should be changed and what should be kept. Continue reading “IVI Letter Vol.1(English)(2016/01/16)”