Innovation and Optimization of Production Processes in Industry 4.0

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Process Control and Monitoring".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Industry 4.0 is transforming our lives in various aspects. The innovation and optimization of production processes are especially actively taking place in the field of production. In this situation, more in-depth research is needed on how the innovation and optimization of production processes of products or services are achieved. Through such discussions, the types of innovations suitable for Industry 4.0 and the optimization techniques for smart factories may be uncovered.

Industry 4.0 aims to automate and optimize production processes by using advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things, cloud computing, etc. To do this, it is necessary to perform tasks such as the real-time monitoring of demand and supply of products or services, establishing optimal production plans and resource allocation, monitoring and predicting the performance and condition of equipment, and performing predictive maintenance. These tasks can have effects such as improving the quality and safety of products or services, reducing costs and time, considering environmental issues and social responsibility, etc.

This special Issue seeks high-quality works focusing on related areas and topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovation efficiency measurement;
  • Optimized production system;
  • Case study in Industry 4.0;
  • Smart factory and its application;
  • System dynamics approach in Industry 4.0.

Dr. Changhee Kim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • innovation efficiency
  • optimized production system
  • production process performance estimation
  • optimization in Industry 4.0
  • innovation in production processes

Published Papers

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