264 pages | 50 B/W Illus.
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:
o Lean manufacturing
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.
"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
PREPARING FOR THE E-FACTORY
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)
Evolution of ERP
Automation Strategies for Visionary Manufacturers
Emerging Automation Trends
PwC: Information Strategies for Automation & Control
LEAN MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM STRATEGIES
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)
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
Design for e-Factories
Design for e-Manufacturability
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
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
Introduction. e-Factory Roadmap Methodology
Digital Checklist: e-Factory Readiness Assessment Tool