1st Edition

Roadmap to the E-Factory



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ISBN 9780849300998
Published March 27, 2001 by Auerbach Publications
264 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As manufacturing control systems converge with manufacturing automation systems and systems supporting the back office, IT managers in manufacturing companies are being asked to oversee all their company's IT-including the manufacturing systems. Roadmap to the E-Factory explains what the IT manager needs to know about these unfamiliar systems. It discusses the information value chain, a concept which demonstrates how all computing resources contribute to the success of a manufacturing organization. The material also demonstrates the strategic value of IT, and it includes recommendations for managing the computing resources of a global manufacturing enterprise.

An authoritative text on IT, manufacturing, and control systems, Roadmap to the E-Factory provides detailed information on:

  • e-companies
  • e-commerce
    o Lean manufacturing
  • Supply chain management
  • ERP
  • Operations
  • Emerging trends

    In addition to helping you gain a basic understanding of manufacturing systems, Roadmap to the E-Factory shows you how IT systems can most effectively support these systems and provides you with a set of recommendations that enables you to derive maximum benefit from them.
  • Table of Contents

    PREPARING FOR THE E-FACTORY
    Introduction
    PwC: Business trends e-Commerce Comes of Age, Global Manufacturing Strategies
    PwC: Technology Trends: ERP, Internet, Objects
    Roadmap for the e-Factory.
    CONTROLLING THE MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT (STRATEGIC ISSUES)
    Introduction
    Evolution of ERP
    Automation Strategies for Visionary Manufacturers
    Emerging Automation Trends
    PwC: Information Strategies for Automation & Control
    LEAN MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM STRATEGIES
    Introduction
    Enterprise Execution Strategies
    Enabling "Make" in the SCOR Model
    LEAN MES: A Value-Based MES Strategy. Measuring Manufacturing Productivity
    Maintenance Management Strategies
    FACTORY FLOOR SYSTEMS (OPERATIONAL ISSUES)
    Introduction
    Integration Strategies for Manufacturing: Linking Machines to Customers
    Real-Time Operating Systems in e-Devices: CE, NT, Java et al
    Equipment Control in the e-Factory/e-Enterprise
    ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
    Introduction
    Design for e-Factories
    Design for e-Manufacturability
    PDM/Product Configuration
    e-Collaboration and Work Group Computing-New Approaches to Concurrent Engineering
    e-Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
    Process Control of the Product Realization Process
    LINKING THE SUPPLY CHAIN
    Introduction
    PwC Paper-Supply Chain Planning
    PwC-Customer Relationship Management
    Order Management/Order Capture
    Supply Chain Management and e-Commerce: Driving the Enterprise of the Next Millennium
    EXECUTIVE ROADMAP
    Introduction. e-Factory Roadmap Methodology
    Digital Checklist: e-Factory Readiness Assessment Tool

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    Reviews

    "Describing the risks and opportunities of electronic commerce, this book explains the necessary technology and advises on plans for the future."
    -Sci Tech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2001


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