Title: Web-based digital shop floor: implementation of business service management and managerial implications

Authors: Dan Zhang, Lihui Wang, Terry Wu

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada. ' Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Canada, London, Ontario N6G 4X8, Canada. ' Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada

Abstract: In this paper, a web-based collaborative framework called Wise-ShopFloor (Web-based integrated sensor-driven e-ShopFloor) is proposed. With appropriate open architecture for effective collaboration among a dispersed engineering team, the Wise-ShopFloor can serve real-time data from bottom up and can function as a constituent component of e-manufacturing for remote monitoring and control. This paper presents the basis of the framework for building web-based collaborative systems that can be used for distributed manufacturing. A proof-of-concept prototype system is developed on top of the framework to demonstrate one of its potential applications on shop floor monitoring and control.

Keywords: business service management; managerial implications; parallel kinematic machines; PKM; manufacturing systems; web-based shopfloor; digital shopfloor; sensors; e-shopfloor; collaboration; e-manufacturing; remote monitoring; remote control; distributed manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2007.011592

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2007 Vol.5 No.1, pp.78 - 90

Published online: 04 Dec 2006 *

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