Develop and Implement an Integrated Enterprise Information System for a Computer-Integrated Apparel Enterprise (CIAE).
Final technical rept. 14 Sep 96-4 Nov 97,
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OFTEXTILE AND FIBER ENGINEERING
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Research has been carried out to design, develop and implement an Information System for defense apparel manufacturers using the building blocks from the Apparel Manufacturing Architecture AMA, a generic architecture for an apparel enterprise. ARN-AIMS consists of three modules - Order Processing, Order Tracking and Shipping Invoicing. The Order Processing Module is designed to facilitate the entry of customer orders for stock and special measurements for both military and commercial products. The Order Tracking Module helps the defense apparel manufacturer DAM track the status of an order in any part of the enterprise - from order entry through invoicing and identify bottlenecks in the system. It helps the DAM respond easily to inquiries from the customer e.g., the Defense Personnel Support Center, DPSC. The Shipping Invoicing Module generates an invoice e.g., DD250 based on the order information entered in the system. ARN-AIMS runs on IBM compatible machines in Microsoft Access for Windows 95. ARN-AIMS has been successfully implemented at three DAM sites. The ensuing benefits to the DAMs have been quantified. The advantages of the architectural approach to information systems development over an ad hoc approach have been assessed quantitatively.
- Information Science
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies