Collaborative manufacturing process planning for distributed integration in tooling industry Online publication date: Wed, 12-Mar-2008
by X.G. Ming, J.Q. Yan, X.H. Wang, W.F. Lu, Q.J. Peng
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Vol. 14, No. 1/2, 2008
Abstract: Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) system plays an important role in helping manufacturing companies move towards enterprise-wide automation in achieving competitive advantages. Manufacturing process planning plays a significant role by providing concurrent integration capabilities, from design to planning, scheduling and manufacturing. A concurrent manufacturing process planning architecture has been developed to support the integration of process planning with design, manufacturing, Capacity Planning and Scheduling (CPS) for tooling production. A prototype system based on this system architecture has been developed and tested in a tooling job shop, with satisfactory results.
Online publication date: Wed, 12-Mar-2008
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