Production systems adapt to market changes and integrate technical and social progress. These systems are therefore now qualified as reconfigurable manufacturing systems. In order to ensure this reconfigurability, a robust information system is needed to manage all the actors of the production system (fixed or mobile resources, products, components, raw materials, operators, etc.).
Cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) correspond to the introduction of the technical advances of the 4th industrial revolution. These systems are based on models which, from collected data, allow the evaluation of alternatives through simulations. A test phase on platforms can also allow a better validation before implementation.
This chapter illustrates the impact of industrial cyber-physical systems on production systems: how they can improve current systems.