Accession Number:

ADA285227

Title:

Survey Available Computer Software for Automated Production Planning and Inventory Control, and Software and Hardware for Data Logging and Monitoring Shop Floor Activities

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1991-Aug 1992

Corporate Author:

RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ CENTER FOR ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

Computer Integrated Manufacturing requires integration of production processes, information systems, and cost information. This Project surveyed available computer software for automated production planning and inventory control as well as computer software and hardware for data logging and monitoring shop floor activities. A baseline of vendor softwarehardware applicable to Combat Ration Advanced Manufacturing Technology Demonstration CRAMTD was established. Working with other CRAMTD project teams, the computer network for the Demonstration Plant was defined. Two levels of networking are required a low level network including PLCs and computers that run process control software, and a high level network for computers communicating with the database and planningmanagement functions. The process control computers link the networks. Commercially available software was recommended for process control. A customized database using a commercial database management system was selected for planning and management functions. Implementation of the selected softwarehardware is underway. Production planning, Inventory control, Process control, Data logging, Shop floor monitoring

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE