Cloud manufacturing. Theoretical localization within production theory
The industrial production landscape is significantly affected by digitization. In the course of this development, various production paradigms have been proposed, such as ubiquitous manufacturing, distributed manufacturing or, most recently, cloud manufacturing. A selective discussion and interpretation of these similar concepts remains in the literature as a research gap. Following the call for research, the aim of this paper is to distinguish the concept of cloud manufacturing from neighboring production paradigms and to locate it within the theory. This goal will be achieved by means of a literature analysis as well as argumentation based on it and finally presented graphically.