Information Technology for Manufacturing: A Research Agenda

Information Technology for Manufacturing: A Research Agenda

By: Committee to Study Information Technology and Manufacturing (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), National Research Council (author), Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (author)Paperback

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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.

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Committee to Study Information Technology and Manufacturing, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Vision and Recommended Areas of Research; 4 2 Manufacturing: Context, Content, and History; 5 3 Integrated Product and Process Design; 6 4 Shop Floor Production; 7 5 Modeling and Simulation For the Virtual Factory; 8 6 Information Infrastructure Issues; 9 7 Organizational and Societal Infrastructure; 10 Bibliography; 11 Appendix A List of Contributors; 12 Appendix B Site Visit to Romeo Engine Plant, March 23, 1994; 13 Appendix C Illustrative Advanced Long-range Technology Demostrations

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  • ISBN13: 9780309051798
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780309051798
  • ISBN10: 0309051797

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