This book describes a vision of manufacturing in the twenty-first century that maximizes efficiencies and improvements by exploiting the full power of information and provides a research agenda for information technology and manufacturing that is necessary for success in achieving such a vision. Research on information technology to support product and process design, shop-floor operations, and flexible manufacturing is described. Roles for virtual manufacturing and the information infrastructure are also addressed. A final chapter is devoted to nontechnical research issues.
Table of Contents
|1 Vision and Recommended Areas of Research||12-48|
|2 Manufacturing: Context, Content, and History||49-59|
|3 Integrated Product and Process Design||60-83|
|4 Shop Floor Production||84-108|
|5 Modeling and Simulation For the Virtual Factory||109-118|
|6 Information Infrastructure Issues||119-135|
|7 Organizational and Societal Infrastructure||136-155|
|Appendix A List of Contributors||161-164|
|Appendix B Site Visit to Romeo Engine Plant, March 23, 1994||165-168|
|Appendix C Illustrative Advanced Long-range Technology Demostrations||169-174|
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