chapter  7
16 Pages

IoT and M.E.S.: Are You Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?

WithSelem Charfi

Abstract ................................................................................................. 141 7.1 Introduction .................................................................................. 142 7.2 Definition ..................................................................................... 143 7.3 MES and IoT: The Benefits ......................................................... 147 7.4 Incoming Challenges ................................................................... 150 7.5 IoT, What Else? ............................................................................ 153 7.6 Concluding Remarks and Perspectives ........................................ 153 Keywords .............................................................................................. 154 References ............................................................................................. 155

ABSTRACT

This chapter presents the impact of the Internet of the Things (IoT) concept on the manufacturing systems and the challenges to which will be faced the R&D actors in order to anticipate on the future evolution. The author first present the general concepts related to IoT and Manufacturing Executing Systems (M.E.S.). Then the announced benefits from this

exposition are presented. These benefits won’t be priceless. We will then present the major challenges to be expected from this change.