Title: Research of knowledge management in a cloud manufacturing system

Authors: Anrui Hu; Lin Zhang; Yifan Mai; Xiaohang Hu; Fei Tao

Addresses: School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, 100191 Beijing, China ' School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, 100191 Beijing, China ' School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, 100191 Beijing, China ' School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, 100191 Beijing, China ' School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, 100191 Beijing, China

Abstract: Cloud manufacturing is a kind of knowledge intensive manufacturing mode, in which knowledge plays a key role. This paper presents the knowledge in cloud manufacturing from the perspective of knowledge management. The forms, characteristics and functions of knowledge in cloud manufacturing were analysed. The knowledge acquisition and retrieval in cloud manufacturing were studied respectively. The structure of knowledge management system for cloud manufacturing was designed and a prototype was developed. A case study was carried out to verify the proposed methods. [Received 28 November 2013; Revised 11 May 2014; Accepted 11 August 2014]

Keywords: cloud manufacturing; manufacturing clouds; knowledge management; knowledge acquisition; knowledge retrieval; system structure; cloud computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2014.066667

International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2014 Vol.9 No.4, pp.408 - 428

Available online: 27 Dec 2014 *

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