Designing a Model for Assessing the Effect of Cloud Manufacturing on Supply Chain Agility

Document Type : Original Article


1 Student of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University, Shahri Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Iran


Cloud computing comes from a new paradigm in order to empower future manufacturing companies to be responsive, customizable and adaptable, and flexible in a word of agility. The main purpose of this research is to analyze the effect of cloud manufacturing on the agility and chaos of the supply chain, as well as to identify the factors affecting cloud manufacturing in the level of supply chain agility. In this study, the relationship between supply chain agility (with regard to empowerment and capabilities) And cloud computing in order to quantify the potential impact of ICT solutions on supply chain agility. The research type in this study is descriptive modeling. This is an applied and developmental study. Using a field study, interviews and a questionnaire with experts and experts were conducted to find the dimensions and components of the conceptual model of the research and their significance based on the fuzzy model (in the company Isako). The fuzzy Delphi method is used to refine the conceptual model and a mathematical model is presented based on ANFIS. The result of this research based on the model of organizational excellence (empowerment and results) approach is to identify the empowering components derived from the use of manufacturing technologies as well as components that are effective in the form of organizational agility (outcomes).
The result of this study could facilitate the investment decision on cloud manufacturing technologies and could provide a better understanding of how to use the effectiveness of cloud computing to develop the agility of the supply chain. Due to the increasing expansion of cloud manufacturing technologies as well as rapid changes in the business environment, and the quantitative and qualitative change in customer demand and the need to effectively meet customer demands, this research can be effective in structuring and intelligently selecting agility components from organizations.


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