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Roadmap to the E-Factory

1st Edition

By Alex N. Beavers, Jr.

Auerbach Publications

264 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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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.

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    "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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    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

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    BUS083000
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
    COM032000
    COMPUTERS / Information Technology
    TEC020000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing