Leading-Edge Production Engineering Technologies
Production engineering technologies are ever advancing to tackle problems encountered in manufacturing of products and rendering of services. This paper presents a number of challenges encountered by producers, and the industrial revolutions that these producers have kickstarted to handle these production challenges, while also identifying leadingedge production engineering technologies that have enabled these technological revolutions. The methodology employed was the systematic literature review of scholarly articles published between 2010 and 2021. The result of the research was the identification of some leading-edge production engineering technologies that are helping producers improve productivity such as robotics, smart factories and Internet of Things (IoT); Artificial Intelligence and predictive maintenance; 3D printing and additive manufacturing.