<p><b>Explore the impact of Industry 4.0 technologies on the supply chain with this authoritative text written by a leader in his field </b></p> <p>In <i>Industry 4.0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials</i>, distinguished researcher and author, Dr. Mahdi Sharifzadeh, delivers thematic, analytic, and applied discussions of the Industry 4.0 vision for supply chain design and operation. The book compiles all current aspects and emerging notions of Industry 4.0 into clusters of “enablers” and “analytics” of Supply Chain 4.0. Their multifaceted and highly interconnected nature is discussed at length, as are their diverse range of applications. </p> <p>You’ll discover uses of these new technologies ranging from the supply of conventional energy networks to renewables, pharmaceuticals, and additive manufacturing. You’ll also learn about their implications for economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. For each sector, the author scrutinizes current industrial practice and discusses developing concepts. Finally, the book concludes with potential future research directions of interest to industry practitioners and academics alike. </p> <p>Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: </p> <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to connectivity through wireless communications and remote sensors </li> <li>An exploration of blockchains and smart contracts, as well as robotics and automation and cloud computing </li> <li>Practical discussions of supply chain analytics, including big data, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence, as well as supply chain modeling, optimization, and control </li> <li>A concise treatment of Industry 4.0 applications in supply chain design and operation, including the circular economy and the power industry </li> <li>An analysis of the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and additive manufacturing </li> </ul> Perfect for PhD-level and Postdoctoral researchers and industrial researchers, <i>Industry 4.0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials</i> will also earn a place in the libraries of working professionals with an interest in the quantitative analysis of Supply Chain 4.0 concepts and techniques.