A manufacturing business is devoted to the production of tangible objects that are high in quality and competitive in cost, meet customers expectations for performance, and are delivered timely. An appropriate balance among these attributes—quality, cost, performance, and time to market—challenge all manufacturing businesses.The environment is perhaps changing more rapidly now than during the Industrial Revolution. Accomplishing goals like providing customers with shorter times between order and delivery and between product conceptualization and realization, greater product customization, and higher product quality and performance, while meeting more stringent environmental constraints, will require major changes in current manufacturing practices; such changes include the use of new and/or more complex manufacturing processes, greater use of information to reduce waste and defects, and more flexible manufacturing styles.
The Potential Of Information Technology In Manufacturing
Information technology can provide the tools to help enterprises achieve goals widely regarded as critical to the future of manufacturing. It can be used to meet a range of needs of manufacturing decision makers by a research agenda with both technological and non-technological dimensions. Current information technology is inadequate to support the manufacturing styles and practices that will be needed in the 21st century. Better information technology will also contribute to major improvements in product and process design and to more efficient and flexible shop floor operations, as well as to the planning and business capabilities of factory managers. Exploiting the full potential of information technology to improve manufacturing will require addressing many non-technological matters, as well as the technical areas. The potential benefits of improving manufacturing performance are enormous—they relate to the basic good health of the domestic and international economies. On the other hand, the risks are significant.
How should the information associated with products be captured and represented?
The creation of abstractions that contain the right amount of detail for their use at different points in the design process, formalism for the representation of both domain-independent and domain-specific information, the interchangeability of product data models for use by different parts of the manufacturing operation (e.g., design, fabrication, test, maintenance, upgrade), and the relationships between high-level function abstractions and the physical reality of geometry and materials.
How can manufacturing processes be represented?
Process description involves languages for description and models of specific manufacturing processes, both as they actually exist and as they might be improved. Models of specific processes must include the information necessary to support dynamic control of individual operations and to take local environmental conditions into account, and they must faithfully represent real manufacturing processes as they exist.
Information Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Integration
Electronic networks and related elements of information infrastructure are likely to be the means for achieving a relatively complete integration of the manufacturing enterprise, including activities within a given firm as well as activities undertaken by suppliers and customers outside the firm.
What standards should support the passing of information between the various architectures and the interconnection of different systems within the manufacturing enterprise?
Today, incompatible representations of knowledge and information are common in computer-aided design, computer-augmented process planning, and computer-aided manufacturing. These incompatibilities are major obstacles to enterprise-wide integration.
How can standards be made to accommodate some upgrade capability?
In the absence of an upgrade capability, technology vendors worry about premature freezing of technology and customers worry about intrinsic obsolescence.
How should real-time communications architectures be implemented?
Robust real-time control systems for tools such as cutters will demand network architectures that can tolerate dropped messages or delayed message arrival. Thus research is needed to formulate the principles for construction and operation of networks that can support time-critical message delivery in a context of interconnecting, multipurpose networks.
What tools and capabilities are needed for human- and machine-based information and resource searching?
These essential capabilities should become part of the underlying network service infrastructure in order to increase network performance and efficiency.
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
- Automation & Streamlining of business process.
- Be market responsive.
- Strategizing for a Successful Business.
- Be Cost Effective.
- Improve your customer relationship & their satisfaction.
- Business Intelligence Business Reports
- Provide Consulting on Top notch ERPs such as SAP.
- Creating Custom Dashboards based on your business.
- Integration of the system and migration of data from different landscapes.
- Online catalog and Payment Integration.
- Innovative Data collection and consolidation using IOT electronic devices.
- Software and service and Cloud platform.
- Improve your data.
- Put your data into action with artificial intelligence.
- Elevate your experience and eliminate your relevant efforts.
- Use of Sensors & Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices into various forms.