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Linking design and manufacturing domains via web-based and enterprise integration technologies


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Cheung, W., Maropoulos, P. and Matthews, P. C., 2010. Linking design and manufacturing domains via web-based and enterprise integration technologies. International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 37 (3-4), pp. 182-197.

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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. Copyright © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsCheung, W., Maropoulos, P. and Matthews, P. C.
DOI10.1504/IJCAT.2010.031934
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code18538

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