2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Adoption of Cloud Computing in Manufacturing: SWOT Analysis

Balkrishna Eknath Narkhede
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Big Data and Analytics

Emergence of cloud computing has brought evolution in many sectors like education, healthcare, governance, etc. Cloud computing is growing interest to manufacturer, but rate of adopting the cloud computing is low in manufacturing sector. Cloud manufacturing is in the early stage of development and successful as a prototype particularly in additive manufacturing. However, it still requires a great amount of research in order for successful implementation on a large scale. In this paper, first we discuss adoption of CC for manufacturing in industry for various categories like small and medium-sized enterprises, startup companies etc. Then we use the SWOT analysis to study the opportunities and challenges of CC for manufacturing. A SWOT analysis is here demonstrated to be a helpful guide in decision-making for industry when considering the migration to cloud based systems.  Finally, the paper concludes with some further research areas in the field of CC for manufacturing.


Cloud Computing, Adoption, SWOT Analysis, SMEs, Security

Published in: 2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Paris, France

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: July 26-27, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5945-3
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767