Information Technology for Manufacturing

Information Technology for Manufacturing

Number of page: 164
Author: Committee to Study Information Technology and Manufacturing, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
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Category: Business & Economics

This book describes a vision of manufacturing in the twenty-first century that maximizes efficiencies and improvements by exploiting the full power of information and provides a research agenda for information technology and manufacturing that is necessary for success in achieving such a vision. Research on information technology to support product and process design, shop-floor operations, and flexible manufacturing is described. Roles for virtual manufacturing and the information infrastructure are also addressed. A final chapter is devoted to nontechnical research issues.