Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mass Production in the Industry 4.0 Era

Tamás Bányai

University of Miskolc

A pioneering researcher in the optimization of logistics systems, author of more than 150 research papers, and awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Miskolc.


Logistics and Material Handling Energy Efficiency Gas Emission Emission Reduction Environmental Impact Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operation Autonomous Material Handling Logistics 4.0 Human-Machine Interaction Digital Twin and Simulation Big Data Solutions

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Mass production companies are facing new challenges in the fourth industrial revolution that could have a major impact on their market position. Increasingly dynamic customer demand requires the implementation of new mass-production solutions to meet specific customer needs with the efficiency of mass production. Mass production is not only a technological challenge, but the related logistical solutions also play a major role in the improvement of efficiency. In addition to the automation and robotization of technological and logistical processes, the role of human resources in mass production cannot be neglected. Based on these facts, this book intends to contain studies that cover five major disciplines related to mass production. The first of these areas is the Sustainability of Mass Production Systems, which focuses on energy efficiency, greening, emission reduction, and the environmental impact of mass production. The second topic will cover the logistics and material handling processes of mass production from automation, supply chain design and operation, autonomous material handling, and logistics 4.0 solutions point of view. The third topic will include the main topics of technologies in mass production, while the fourth part will focus on the importance of human resources. The fifth part will include the state-of-the-art IT solutions for mass production.

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Tamás Bányai

University of Miskolc

Tamás Bányai received a master’s degree in 1993 and a Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Miskolc, Hungary, where he is currently working as an associate professor. He has more than twenty-five years of teaching and research experience in the design and control of materials handling systems and supply chain management, with special emphasis on heuristic optimization of large-scale systems. He has published more than 150 research papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has been a member and manager of more than fifty national and international R&D projects. Away from academia, Dr. Bányai’s other interests include playing the piano and taking photographs.

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