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Industry 4.0 Vision for the Supply of Energy and Materials

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Enabling Technologies and Emerging Applications

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

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