About the book
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.