Production as a Service (PaaS)

Production as a Service USA map

PaaS is a framework that aims to match the small to mid-sized manufacturers that have underutilized equipment, with the customers who need small production volumes for their prototyping or business purposes. Research is on developing this framework with various back-end functionalities such as optimization algorithms and data handling procedures. The framework is expected to get the production request from the customer, collect quotes from the suppliers about the desired manufacturing processes, and propose optimal and near optimal solutions to the customer according to given constraints for the production such as cost, time and quality.

Researchers: Efe Balta, Kshitij Jain, Yikai (Leonard) Lin