Design and Development of a CIM Architecture for Food Manufacturing
Final technical rept. Oct 1989-Jan 1993
RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ CENTER FOR ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOGY
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In collaboration with two Combat Ration Producers, one of MRE pouches and the other of tray pack, a detailed study was made of the functional and informational requirements to operate a food manufacturing plant. These inputs were used to develop formal models, Architectures, of the functional requirements and the informational requirements. Although particular attention was given to the operating practices of combat ration manufacturers, practices of civilian product manufacture are also specified within the Functional and Informational Architectures. Two case studies were included MRE Pouch - Omelet with Ham and Tray-Pack - Beef Chunks and Gravy. The implementation of Computer Integrated Manufacturing requires the development of a factory database that supports operating the manufacturing enterprise. A single-user Oracle Database management system was purchased and a preliminary physical database model was constructed as a prototype. Based on the architectures developed, the installed database management software, and the preliminary database modules, it was demonstrated that the proposed Computer Integrated Manufacturing of Combat Rations was achievable and would be practical for commercial utilization.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition
- Containers and Packaging