Virtual Company/Distributed Manufacturing Demonstration Project.
WEST VIRGINIA HIGH TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM FOUNDATION FAIRMONT
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The comprehensive demonstration task was intended to focus on the effectiveness of the Virtual CompanyDistributed Manufacturing VCDM concepts and procedures as a complete package or toolkit. Earlier demonstrations, by design, targeted selected elements of the overall package. By taking these concepts and procedures out of the controlled laboratory environment and applying them as an overall strategy to a full scale manufacturing center, we will gain valuable insights would be revealed into the strengths and weaknesses in the VCDM model. As weaknesses became evident necessary improvements would be accomplished. This task includes six subtasks 1 Selection of Partners, 2 Information Infrastructure, 3 Digital Interfaces, 4 Training, 5 Quality Assurance, and 6 Project Management.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems