Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES): Optimal Design, Planning, and Deployment

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Author: Heiko Meyer,Franz Fuchs,Klaus Thiel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071626026

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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New global standards are the basis for new MES products that have appeared in the last five years in the marketplace Features a comprehensive presentation of available MES technologies

Practical Batch Process Management

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Author: Mike Barker,Jawahar Rawtani

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080455433

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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Historically batch control systems were designed individually to match a specific arrangement of plant equipment. They lacked the ability to convert to new products without having to modify the control systems, and did not lend themselves to integration with manufacturing management systems. Practical Batch Management Systems explains how to utilize the building blocks and arrange the structures of modern batch management systems to produce flexible schemes suitable for automated batch management, with the capability to be reconfigured to use the same plant equipment in different combinations. It introduces current best practice in the automation of batch processes, including the drive for integration with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) products from major IT vendors. References and examples are drawn from DCS / PLC batch control products currently on the market. - Implement modern batch management systems that are flexible and easily reconfigured - Integrate batch management with other manufacturing systems including MES and ERP - Increase productivity through industry best practice

MES Guide for Executives

Why and how to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System

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Author: Bianca Scholten

Publisher: ISA

ISBN: 1936007037

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 160

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Are you having trouble demonstrating to management what a manufacturing execution system (MES) is and what it can do for you? Or do you simply need to justify why you even need a MES? Perhaps you are the executive decision maker and just need some answers. Bianca Scholten, the author of the best-selling book, The Road to Integration: Applying ISA-95 in Manufacturing, shares her expertise on the topic in her latest easy-to-read guide to MES. In recent decades, says Scholten, industrial companies have invested much time and money in not only machine and production line automation but also in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. The MES falls between these two layers. Many of the preparatory activities (e.g., detailed production scheduling and recipe management), but also retrospective activities (e.g., data collection, reporting, and analysis) are primitive at best. Ideal for CEOs, CFOs, and managers, Scholten sheds some light on how to get out of this outdated situation using real-world examples and the knowledge gleaned from IT, production managers, and other colleagues who have been through the MES experience. She covers MES selection, company expectations during implementation and initial use of the MES, advice on developing and maintaining a multi-site MES template, and return on investment. She also adds a birdÂ's-eye view of the ISA-95 standard for better communication between systems and their applications.

Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems

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Author: Michael McClellan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781574441352

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Computer systems have become an integral part of most companies. The newest of these is Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), a technology that provides on-line application software that companies rely on to manage their manufacturing processes. Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems is the book for everyone who has the responsibility of improving their company's manufacturing results. It shows how the current conditions on the plant floor can be optimized to improve production output using an integrated MES. Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems shows how MES benefits all types of manufacturing from discrete item production to process flow production. The concepts discussed are applicable in all production facilities where a number of variables, whether simple or complex, need to be considered in order to optimize production by effectively using the available resources of people, inventory, and equipment. The book emphasizes the application of MES in the real world of manufacturing that includes:

Introduction to Environmental Engineering - SI Version

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Author: P. Aarne Vesilind,Susan M. Morgan,Lauren G. Heine

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111780331

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 592

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This text presents a balanced treatment of environmental engineering by combining engineering concepts with the importance of environmental ethics. This third edition highlights sustainable development and emphasizes the need for engineers to become even more environmentally responsible during this time of increasing awareness of environmental concerns. The authors challenge students with problems that require not only a technical solution but a thorough consideration of its ethical ramifications. The text also provides comprehensive exposure to all types of environmental problems, including ecosystem dynamics, wastewater treatment, and air pollution control. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

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Author: Karl-Heinrich Grote,Erik K. Antonsson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540491317

Category: Science

Page: 1580

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This resource covers all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. It features the work of authors from all over the world who have contributed their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today‘s mechanical engineering problems. Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables.

The Global Manufacturing Revolution

Product-Process-Business Integration and Reconfigurable Systems

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Author: Yoram Koren

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470583777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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The concrete tools manufacturing enterprises need to thrive in today's global environment For a manufacturing enterprise to succeed in this current volatile economic environment, a revolution is needed in restructuring its three main components: product design, manufacturing, and business model. The Global Manufacturing Revolution is the first book to focus on these issues. Based on the author's long-standing course work at the University of Michigan, this unique volume proposes new technologies and new business strategies that can increase an enterprise's speed of responsiveness to volatile markets, as well as enhance the integration of its own engineering and business. Introduced here are innovations to the entire manufacturing culture: An original approach to the analysis of manufacturing paradigms Suggested methods for developing creativity in product design A quantitative analysis of manufacturing system configurations A new manufacturing "reconfigurable" paradigm, in which the speed of responsiveness is the prime business goal An original approach to using information technology for workforce empowerment The book also offers analysis and original models of previous manufacturing paradigms' technical and business dimensions—including mass production and mass customization—in order to fully explain the current revolution in global manufacturing enterprises. In addition, 200 original illustrations and pictures help to clarify the topics. Globalization is creating both opportunities and challenges for companies that manufacture durable goods. The tools, theories, and case studies in this volume will be invaluable to engineers pursuing leadership careers in the manufacturing industry, as well as to leaders of global enterprises and business students who are motivated to lead manufacturing enterprises and ensure their growth.

Enterprise IoT

Strategies and Best Practices for Connected Products and Services

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Author: Dirk Slama,Frank Puhlmann,Jim Morrish,Rishi M Bhatnagar

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491925329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

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Current hype aside, the Internet of Things will ultimately become as fundamental as the Internet itself, with lots of opportunities and trials along the way. To help you navigate these choppy waters, this practical guide introduces a dedicated methodology for businesses preparing to transition towards IoT-based business models. With a set of best practices based on case study analysis, expert interviews, and the authors’ own experience, the Ignite | IoT Methodology outlined in this book delivers actionable guidelines to assist you with IoT strategy management and project execution. You’ll also find a detailed case study of a project fully developed with this methodology. This book consists of three parts: Illustrative case studies of selected IoT domains, including smart energy, connected vehicles, manufacturing and supply chain management, and smart cities The Ignite | IoT Methodology for defining IoT strategy, preparing your organization for IoT adoption, and planning and executing IoT projects A detailed case study of the IIC Track & Trace testbed, one of the first projects to be fully developed according to the Ignite | IoT Methodology

Product Lifecycle Management in the Era of Internet of Things

12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2015, Doha, Qatar, October 19-21, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Abdelaziz Bouras,Benoit Eynard,Sebti Foufou,Klaus-Dieter Thoben

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319331116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 877

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2015, held in Doha, Qatar, in October 2015. The 79 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 130 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: smart products, assessment approaches, PLM maturity, building information modeling (BIM), languages and ontologies, product service systems, future factory, knowledge creation and management, simulation and virtual environments, sustainability and systems improvement, configuration and engineering change, education studies, cyber-physical and smart systems, design and integration issues, and PLM processes and applications.

Mechanical Design of Electric Motors

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Author: Wei Tong

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420091441

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

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Rapid increases in energy consumption and emphasis on environmental protection have posed challenges for the motor industry, as has the design and manufacture of highly efficient, reliable, cost-effective, energy-saving, quiet, precisely controlled, and long-lasting electric motors. Suitable for motor designers, engineers, and manufacturers, as well as maintenance personnel, undergraduate and graduate students, and academic researchers, Mechanical Design of Electric Motors provides in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art design methods and developments of electric motors. From motor classification, design of motor components, model setup, and material and bearing selections to power losses, motor cooling, design integration, vibration, and acoustic noise, this comprehensive text covers the fundamentals, practical design and design-related issues, modeling and simulation, engineering analysis, manufacturing processes, testing procedures, and performance characteristics of electric motors today. Focusing on the mechanical design of modern electric motors, the book: Details the design and manufacture of major components and subsystems, such as rotors, shafts, stators, and frames Reviews various cooling techniques, including forced air, liquid, and phase-change Discusses the analysis and calculation of motor power losses Addresses motor vibration and acoustic noise issues Presents engineering analysis methods and case study results Emphasizes construction, optimization, and applications Featuring research results from the author’s own personal experience and the significant contributions of others, Mechanical Design of Electric Motors highlights innovative and advanced electric motors developed in recent decades.

Micromanufacturing Engineering and Technology

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Author: Yi Qin

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0323312675

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 858

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Micromanufacturing Engineering and Technology, Second Edition, covers the major topics of micro-manufacturing. The book not only covers theory and manufacturing processes, but it uniquely focuses on a broader range of practical aspects of micro-manufacturing engineering and utilization by also covering materials, tools and equipment, manufacturing system issues, control aspects and case studies. By explaining material selection, design considerations and economic aspects, the book empowers engineers in choosing among competing technologies. With a focus on low-cost and high-volume micro-manufacturing processes, the updated title covers technologies such as micro-mechanical-cutting, laser-machining, micro-forming, micro-EDM, micro-ECM, hot-embossing, micro-injection molding, laser micro-sintering, thin film fabrication, inkjet technology, micro-joining, multiple processes machines, and more. Edited by one of the few world-experts in this relatively new, but rapidly-expanding area and presenting chapters written by a 40-strong team of leading industry specialists, this book is an invaluable source of information for engineers, R&D researchers and academics. Covers key micro-manufacturing technologies, processes and equipment with high-volume production capabilities, enabling large companies as well as SMEs to introduce those technologies in production and business and reduce production costs Outlines micro-manufacturing system engineering and practical issues pertaining to material, design, handling, metrology, inspection, testing, sensors, control, system integration and software, and micro-factories Enables manufacturing practitioners to choose the right technology suitable for a particular product-manufacture

Planning Algorithms

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Author: Steven M. LaValle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139455176

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Planning algorithms are impacting technical disciplines and industries around the world, including robotics, computer-aided design, manufacturing, computer graphics, aerospace applications, drug design, and protein folding. This coherent and comprehensive book unifies material from several sources, including robotics, control theory, artificial intelligence, and algorithms. The treatment is centered on robot motion planning, but integrates material on planning in discrete spaces. A major part of the book is devoted to planning under uncertainty, including decision theory, Markov decision processes, and information spaces, which are the 'configuration spaces' of all sensor-based planning problems. The last part of the book delves into planning under differential constraints that arise when automating the motions of virtually any mechanical system. This text and reference is intended for students, engineers, and researchers in robotics, artificial intelligence, and control theory as well as computer graphics, algorithms, and computational biology.

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

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Author: Karl-Heinrich Grote,Erik K. Antonsson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540491317

Category: Science

Page: 1580

View: 572

This resource covers all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. It features the work of authors from all over the world who have contributed their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today‘s mechanical engineering problems. Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables.

Code Halos

How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business

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Author: Malcolm Frank,Paul Roehrig,Ben Pring

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111889166X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Harness "Code Halos" to gain competitive advantage in the digital era Amazon beating Borders, Netflix beating Blockbuster, Apple beating Kodak, and the rise of companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Pandora are not isolated or random events. Today's outliers in revenue growth and value creation are winning with a new set of rules. They are dominating by managing the information that surrounds people, organizations, processes, and products—what authors Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, and Ben Pring call Code Halos. This is far beyond “Big Data” and analytics. Code Halos spark new commercial models that can dramatically flip market dominance from industry stalwarts to challengers. In this new book, the authors show leaders how digital innovators and traditional companies can build Code Halo solutions to drive success. The book: Examines the explosion of digital information that now surrounds us and describes the profound impact this is having on individuals, corporations, and societies; Shows how the Crossroads Model can help anticipate and navigate this market shift; Provides examples of traditional firms already harnessing the power of Code Halos including GE's "Brilliant Machines," Disney's theme park "Magic Band," and Allstate's mobile devices and analytics that transform auto insurance. With reasoned insight, new data, real-world cases, and practical guidance, Code Halos shows seasoned executives, entrepreneurs, students, line-of-business owners, and technology leaders how to master the new rules of the Code Halo economy.

Engineering Complex Systems with Models and Objects

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Author: David W. Oliver

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070481886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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This scalable systems engineering approach can be easily adapted to model products, services, businesses, processes, and plans. Guidelines are included on how to improve training capability in your company ... select and develop tools for automation ... build highly efficient infrastructure ... and customize the system engineering process to commercial or aerospace projects. In addition, the authors clearly distinguish management tasks from the technical tasks of systems engineers.

Advances in Production Management Systems. Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services

IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2012, Rhodes, Greece, September 24-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Christos Emmanouilidis,Marco Taisch,Dimitris Kiritsis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642403522

Category: Computers

Page: 748

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The two volumes IFIP AICT 397 and 398 constitute the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2012, held in Rhodes, Greece, in September 2012. The 182 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the two volumes. They are organized in 6 parts: sustainability; design, manufacturing and production management; human factors, learning and innovation; ICT and emerging technologies in production management; product and asset lifecycle management; and services, supply chains and operations.

Lean and Technology

Working Hand in Hand to Enable and Energize Your Global Supply Chain

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Author: Paul A. Myerson

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134291557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Focus Your Supply Chain Technology Investments to Reduce Risk and Maximize Competitiveness Lean, Six Sigma, and related approaches offer immense potential for improving competitiveness, cost, and customer experience–if you can overcome the challenges of planning and implementation. The well-targeted use of technology can dramatically reduce your risks and accelerate your progress. Until now, however, many guidebooks and consultants have treated Lean primarily as a “pen and pencil” technique. Lean and Technology is the first complete guide to integrating Lean thinking with proven, affordable, and emerging technologies. You’ll learn how companies are linking strategy, the value chain, and IT–and how they are executing on their plans to achieve real competitive advantage. Step by step, Myerson shows how to use the proven six-step SCOR Model to organize the integration of technology with all key supply chain and operations processes. You’ll discover how to: PLAN to optimize supply chain networks, demand forecasting, master production scheduling, and S&OP SOURCE more effectively with today’s MRP and procurement/e-procurement technologies MAKE higher-value “lean production” products with modern ERP, MES, and short-term scheduling systems DELIVER the right customer solutions at the right time and cost via advanced DRP, TMS, and order fulfillment systems RETURN products and materials with state-of-the-art reverse logistics systems ENABLE continuous improvement via carefully chosen measurements, metrics, and analytics Throughout, Myerson presents easy-to-use tools, methodologies, best practices, and real-world examples: all you need to improve speed, accuracy, integration, and collaboration across complex supply chains. He concludes by previewing emerging technologies for maintaining and extending the competitive advantage you’ve already built.

Concurrent Engineering Fundamentals: Integrated product development

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Author: Biren Prasad

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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A thorough, original guide to using Concurrent Engineering principles to develop products that meet customer needs -- and to do so as quickly and efficiently as possible.This book shows how CE encompasses manufacturing competitiveness, life-cycle management, process reengineering, cooperative workgroups, systems engineering, information modeling, and product, process and organization integration. This book also identifies, for the first time, 25 fundamental CE metrics and measures. These are categorized into four groups: simulations and analysis, product feasibility and quality assessment, design for X-ability assessment, and process quality assessment. The book describes the new process of Concurrent Function Deployment, which allows workgroups to work concurrently on conflicting values and compare notes and common checkpoints. Extensive exercises and illustrations are included throughout. Managers involved in any type of product development.

Multi-Disciplinary Engineering for Cyber-Physical Production Systems

Data Models and Software Solutions for Handling Complex Engineering Projects

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Author: Stefan Biffl,Arndt Lüder,Detlef Gerhard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319563459

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

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This book discusses challenges and solutions for the required information processing and management within the context of multi-disciplinary engineering of production systems. The authors consider methods, architectures, and technologies applicable in use cases according to the viewpoints of product engineering and production system engineering, and regarding the triangle of (1) product to be produced by a (2) production process executed on (3) a production system resource. With this book industrial production systems engineering researchers will get a better understanding of the challenges and requirements of multi-disciplinary engineering that will guide them in future research and development activities. Engineers and managers from engineering domains will be able to get a better understanding of the benefits and limitations of applicable methods, architectures, and technologies for selected use cases. IT researchers will be enabled to identify research issues related to the development of new methods, architectures, and technologies for multi-disciplinary engineering, pushing forward the current state of the art.