Based on cyber-physical systems, the smart factory has been for a long time the dream of the manufacturer as it is intended to provide high flexibility and intelligence. The data processing is distributed following the related resource in real-time (Lucke et al., 2008).


The IoT universe offers the ability to manufacturer to enable access to the information independently of their geographical location. This lead to faster control process and more effective management and supervision of the manufacturing process.

The concept of Smart Factory was introduced first in 1991 by Mark Weiser. This concept is based on the Ubiquitous Computing one. It was boosted through the mobile phone evolution. It is based mainly on shorter and reactive manufacturing cycles. The smart factory includes designing, setting up, piloting, and supervising the factories. The impact on the M.E.S. will lead to more flexible and configurable M.E.S. to support the flexible aspects of the Smart Factories. The M.E.S. will turn from a static management of the manufacturing system to an adoptive one.


The business and manufacturing leaders are optimists to the idea to improve their business ability by interconnecting simultaneously heterogeneous and dispatched objects over the internet network. The main goal to reach is to support manufacturing process adaptability and flexibility to face the rapid market growth and rapidly changing customer requirements.

By distributing the manufacturing process tasks and subtasks, the manufacturing system is more persistent to communication flows communication temporary shutdown. It promotes offline processing thanks to the smart aspect of manufacturing resources.

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