Formation of a generic technique for manufacturing systems monitoring

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To enhance resources utilisations, dispersed manufacturing systems are getting popular presently. With such systems, the connections among worldwide-dispersed activities are often made by telephones, emails and facsimiles, etc. to overcome some geographical barriers. It is very clear that knowledge of fabrication status is very important to a world-class manufacturer because fluctuations in fabrication processes can directly affect other operations, as most operations are interknitted in someway. Traditionally, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) techniques have been applied; however, the complicated hardware/software integrations and signal conditioning requirements digest a significant amount of resources. The objective of this research is to develop a new methodology, which needs little configurations, by making use of simple counting devices attached at transition points along a fabrication line to count the number of entities that have passed. With the help of the formulated mathematical model, both the quantitative and the qualitative matters in a manufacturing system can be monitored. A problematic location can then be identified accordingly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-423
Number of pages32
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2007


  • Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
  • Dispersed manufacturing system
  • Manufacturing monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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