Collaborative manufacturing process planning for distributed integration in tooling industry
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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