Advanced Information Technologies for Industrial Material by James J. Solberg, Joseph A. Heim (auth.), Shimon Y. Nof, PDF

By James J. Solberg, Joseph A. Heim (auth.), Shimon Y. Nof, Colin L. Moodie (eds.)

ISBN-10: 364274575X

ISBN-13: 9783642745751

ISBN-10: 3642745776

ISBN-13: 9783642745775

This ebook includes the result of a sophisticated examine Workshop that happened in Grenoble, France, in June 1988. the target of this NATO ARW on complex details applied sciences for business fabric circulate platforms (MFS) used to be to assemble eminent learn execs from academia, and executive who specialise in the examine and alertness of data know-how for cloth move contro!' the present international prestige was once reviewed and an schedule for wanted examine used to be mentioned and tested. The workshop concerned with the next matters: the character of knowledge in the fabric circulate area. prestige of latest databases for engineering and fabric circulate. disbursed databases and data integration. man made intelligence recommendations and types for fabric movement challenge fixing. electronic communications for fabric stream platforms. Robotics, clever platforms, and fabric circulate contro!' fabric dealing with and garage structures info and contro!' Implementation, association, and fiscal research-issues as concerning the above. fabric circulate regulate is as vital as production and different strategy keep an eye on within the desktop built-in atmosphere. vital advancements were taking place across the world in details expertise, robotics, synthetic intelligence and their program in fabric flow/material dealing with structures. In a standard experience, fabric circulate in production (and different business operations) comprises the autonomous circulate of work-in-process among processing entities with a view to satisfy the necessities of the precise creation and approach plans. regularly, details, during this setting, has been communicated from processors to movers.

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And when the communications are upgraded, into a broadband facility, for example, the equipment controllers can obtain workpiece descriptions and machine control programs directly from engineering or inventory systems, and the need for copying such data down the hierarchy vanishes, without change to the control programs. And even when the equipment controller is upgraded to use and provide more information in its operations, the supervisory controller may still survive unchanged. The flexibility achieved by separating data from control is a mandatory step to future experimentation in integrated systems; and the resulting opportunities for improved control schemes and elimination of "middlemen" in the movement of engineering data from producer to consumer, can result in significant improvements in facility performance.

Since the customer delivery date is set by the market, the traditional process is started early to meet that date. Consequently, design decisions are made with a premature understanding of the product. The resulting design errors are superimposed on the modifications required for new product features. This all produces a change distribution with the need for changes arising during "volume manufacturing". Consequently, products coming out of volume manufacturing shops are patched at great expense.

Data management issues are also addressed. In Section 4, an example of the information flow in flexible manufacturing of electronic equipment assembly is given. Finally, in Section 5, organizational changes required to implement these concepts are suggested. All these issues come under our term, Information Dynamics. 2. 1 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES Corporate Divisions That Align With the Product Life Cycle The product life cycle consists of customers' needs and expectations being interpreted into requirements that are then translated into -functional specifications that are then transformed into designs and implementations.

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