Internet of Learning Factories to Support the Teaching & Learning Experience on Distributed Production Systems and Blockchain Networks

6 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2021 Last revised: 12 Apr 2022

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Maximilian Rolinck

Technology University of Braunschweig - Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology

Rishi Kumar

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani Campus

Bastian Thiede

Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Felipe Cerdas

Technology University of Braunschweig

Kuldip Singh Sangwan

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Rajasthan Campus - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Christoph Herrmann

Technology University of Braunschweig

Date Written: June 17, 2021

Abstract

Global supply chains can be regarded as increasingly complex networks of Distributed Production Systems. They often lack transparency and do not allow the tracing of products. To overcome these limitations and to achieve more efficient and sustainable value streams, the implementation of blockchain technology as a data management system is a promising approach. However, there is a wide gap between theory and practice. By interconnecting globally distributed learning factories, global supply chains can be simulated. In this regard, learning factories have the potential to contribute overcoming this gap by enabling learners to gain practical knowledge and to simulate production systems and processes on a small scale. This paper introduces the concept of the Internet of Learning Factories enabling practitioners to test application concepts in the context of distributed production, e.g. blockchain technologies. The concept is implemented in the Indo-German Center for Sustainable Manufacturing, a cooperation between Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, and BITS Pilani, India, and improves the teaching and learning experience within a joint student seminar.

Keywords: Distributed Production System, Internet of Things, Learning Factory, Intercultural Exchange, Blockchain

Suggested Citation

Rolinck, Maximilian and Kumar, Rishi and Thiede, Bastian and Cerdas, Felipe and Sangwan, Kuldip Singh and Herrmann, Christoph, Internet of Learning Factories to Support the Teaching & Learning Experience on Distributed Production Systems and Blockchain Networks (June 17, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3868778 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3868778

Maximilian Rolinck (Contact Author)

Technology University of Braunschweig - Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology ( email )

Langer Kamp 19b
Braunschweig, DE Lower Saxony 38106
Germany

Rishi Kumar

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani Campus ( email )

New Workshop, Opposite- Library,
BITS Pilani Campus, Pilani
Pilani, Rajasthan 333031
India

Bastian Thiede

Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig ( email )

Langer Kamp 19b
Braunschweig, Lower Saxony 38106
Germany

Felipe Cerdas

Technology University of Braunschweig ( email )

Abt-Jerusalem-Str. 7
Braunschweig, D-38106
Germany

Kuldip Singh Sangwan

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Rajasthan Campus - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pilani Campus
Vidya Vihar
Pilani, Rajasthan 333 031
India

Christoph Herrmann

Technology University of Braunschweig

Abt-Jerusalem-Str. 7
Braunschweig, D-38106
Germany

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