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Curriculum For Integrating Manufacturing Enterprise Decisions (Cimed)

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.122.1 - 2.122.10



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Shivakumar Raman

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P. Simin Pulat

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Hank Grant

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Bob L. Foote

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Adedeji B. Badiru

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Session 1526

Curriculum for Integrating Manufacturing Enterprise Decisions (CIMED)

Shivakumar Raman, P. Simin Pulat, Bob L. Foote, Hank Grant, Adedeji B.Badiru University of Oklahoma/ David Pratt, M. Kamath Oklahoma State University

Abstract The second year of a three year effort directed toward the development of a research/teaching environment that focuses on integrated manufacturing and enterprise modeling is being pursued through a joint effort by The University of Oklahoma (OU) and Oklahoma State University (OSU). One component of this environment seeks to develop a framework for production management that effectively integrates process planning and other shop floor control functions in a dynamic and stochastic environment. This research is being translated from a methodology domain to an implementation domain to serve two functions: (1) linking the undergraduate courses that comprise the OU-IE curriculum, and (2) providing pluggable modules for other undergraduate programs with a structure unlike the OU-IE curriculum. The software modules being implemented will allow a student to study the role of individual activities and the effect of individual decisions with respect to a global system's performance. Course software is currently developed for five classes and integration of the modules is in progress. Several classes have already begun to use the software at OU. Partners at other universities are also testing the software in their classrooms. A second component of the environment is directed toward (1) the synthesis of a science base for enterprise integration and (2) the development of an advanced modeling environment specifically targeted for discrete-part manufacturing systems. This research is being presented to students through three new graduate courses: (1) Manufacturing Enterprise Integration, (2) Manufacturing Enterprise Modeling, and (3) Simulation and Optimization for On-Line, Real-Time Manufacturing Systems Management. The course sequence is directed toward the development of a unified framework for conceptualizing, designing, modeling, and operating advanced manufacturing systems. A review of the first course (offered Spring 1996) and the second course (offered Spring 1997) are highlighted.

Introduction Designing and controlling a complete discrete part manufacturing system is among the more complex tasks encountered by engineers in the modern world. A huge, bewildering array of system components of many basic types must be brought together to manufacture an ever- changing mix of products that will satisfy ever-more demanding customers. Companies no longer have the luxury of slowly and deliberately fine-tuning a rigid manufacturing system. In today's competitive world, manufacturing systems must be redesigned and reconfigured

Raman, S., & Pulat, P. S., & Grant, H., & Foote, B. L., & Badiru, A. B. (1997, June), Curriculum For Integrating Manufacturing Enterprise Decisions (Cimed) Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6482

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