Title: Some key issues on enabling e-manufacturing as a part of product-driven e-business process via e-service

Authors: Pingyu Jiang, Bing Chen

Addresses: State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049, China. ' CAD/CAM Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049, China

Abstract: This paper discusses some key issues on implementing an e-service-driven e-manufacturing mechanism coupled with e-business process. A tree model for configuring the organisational structure of an extended enterprise and an e-service model for sampling bottom manufacturing data and encapsulating them to up-stream to correct management layers are described in detail. Several methods on how to enable the above two models, including collaborative decision-making mechanism combined with the Analytic Hierarchy Processing (AHP)-based algorithm and expert experience for looking for coenterprises, the web server front-end implementation for digitalised machining equipments, template set configuration based on the protecting strategies of enterprise|s core competition capability, the formation of Time-dependent Instantiated Template nets (TIT-nets), the tracking logic of e-manufacturing process, etc., are presented. In order to verify the methodology and the models, a running example is given.

Keywords: e-manufacturing; equipment e-service model; manufacturing data up-streaming; data tracking; e-business; e-services; electronic business; electronic services; electronic manufacturing; organisational structure; extended enterprise; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; product configuration; process modelling; virtual manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2007.012156

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2007 Vol.10 No.4, pp.380 - 399

Published online: 25 Jan 2007 *

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