Authors: Henry Lau, Felix T.S Chan, Ralph W.L. Ip
Addresses: Department of Manufacturing Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong. ' Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. ' Dept. of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Hong Kong
Abstract: For a manufacturing company to become world competitive it must, among other things, have an effective information processing capability. In today|s environment, there are a great variety of computer systems which make the linking of computers to enable electronic data interchange even more difficult and costly. This problem is addressed in this paper with the development of a system which allows the integration of manufacturing systems in a generic way. The methodology for this generic approach, aimed at achieving efficient data exchange among involved systems, is covered in the paper.
Keywords: common database; format translation; generic methodology; manufacturing systems integration; neutral format; information integration; manufacturing information systems; electronic data interchange; EDI.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1998 Vol.11 No.6, pp.454 - 464
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