The frequency of changes in production requirements is continuously increasing due to economic volatility, shorter innovation cycles and product life cycles. Therefore, a prediction of all goals of a production system at development time is impossible, which is leading to an increased reconfiguration demand during operation. Currently, there are still some weaknesses concerning the reconfiguration of production systems, which are highlighted in this article. The future of industrial automation will be dominated by Cyber-Physical Production Systems, which offer many promising potentials. Hence, this contribution discusses the Cyber-Physical Production Systems and some of their potentials regarding the reconfiguration issues. Corresponding concepts are required to utilize these theoretical potentials. Therefore, this research provides a basic concept for self-organized reconfiguration management.
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