Linking design and manufacturing domains via web‐based and enterprise integration technologies
Source: International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Volume 37, Numbers 3-4, 3 March 2010 , pp. 182-197(16)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:The manufacturing industry faces many challenges such as reducing time‐to‐market and cutting costs. In order to meet these increasing demands, effective methods are need to support the early product development stages by bridging the gap of communicating early design ideas and the evaluation of manufacturing performance. This paper introduces methods of linking design and manufacturing domains using disparate technologies. The combined technologies include knowledge management supporting for product lifecycle management systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, aggregate process planning systems, workflow management and data exchange formats. A case study has been used to demonstrate the use of these technologies, illustrated by adding manufacturing knowledge to generate alternative early process plan which are in turn used by an ERP system to obtain and optimise a rough‐cut capacity plan.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Design and Manufacturing Research Group, School of Computing, Engineering & Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Pandon Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1XE, UK. 2: Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research Centre, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK. 3: School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Publication date: 3 March 2010
- The International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology addresses issues of computer applications, information and communication systems, software engineering and management, CAD/CAM/CAE, numerical analysis and simulations, finite element methods and analyses, robotics, computer applications in multimedia and new technologies, computer aided learning and training.