Process and Manufacture (Modern Manufacturing System. (Quick response…
Process and Manufacture
Modern Manufacturing System.
Quick response Manufacturing: The organisation of production to manufacture to customer demand rather than manufacturing items from stock.
EPOS: The use of barcode readers to send sales data to distributors and manufacturers in order to maintain correct stock levels.
Just in time: The organisation of production so that customers get their orders just in time. This avoids carrying stock of materials and components and storing finished goods.
Kabans: A card which contains information around a certain component so that the manufacturer constantly knows what it is where and how will be used.
Sequencing: Once parts arrive at a factory they need to go straight to their designated location. This is controlled using computers.
Master Production Schedule: A scheduling system used to organise the work to be completed within a set time.
Telematics: A system for tracking a product from customer order through to manufacture and dispatch.
Flexible management system: Organising production equipment to allow manufacture of a variety of different products, as opposed to dedicate systems that can only make a single type. The following equipment is FMS based.
Scales of Production
ICT applications in product design and manufacture
Virtual reality modelling.
Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM): The use of computers to link together business and manufacturing data and the control of production, to make production more efficient.
Computer aided engineering (CAE): The use of computers to model engineering problems and simulate working conditions to see how they perform.