A flexible information management system for supporting manufacturing activities

G. T S Ho, H. C W Lau, Ka Man Lee, A. W H Ip

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The lack of seamless information interchange hinders the accomplishment of manufacturing activities, which are related to the efficient bi-directional flow of information, coordination of decisions and enhancement of assimilation of practices within and outside the relevant organisation. In particular, a flexible information management system is essential to play an instrumental role of coping with unexpected changes, which normally occur in actual operational situations. To achieve the distinct feature of managing the 'unpredictables', object technology, which is favourable to the creation of inter-related modularised data objects, is incorporated to form a flexible information management system, which is able to support relevant manufacturing activities even under adverse conditions. This paper covers the underlying framework of this information management system, focusing on the role of object technology in enhancing the flexibility of such a system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Applications in Technology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2007


  • Information system
  • Manufacturing activities
  • Object technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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