June 14, 2009
June 14, 2009
June 17, 2009
14.563.1 - 14.563.11
Enhancement of Network Based Manufacturing Education: A Quasi-Web Based Instruction Approach
The objective of the paper is to design, implement, and further enhance a set of network based manufacturing (NBM) courses on the topics of automation, production and advanced manufacturing within the established programs. The aforementioned courses constitute the foundation of what is commonly known as e-manufacturing systems, in which the remote monitoring, diagnosis and control of distributed manufacturing operations are the key characteristics. This paper aims at developing an effective learning model to facilitate student’s learning through a quasi-web based approach. The finding from the collected data provides an indication of how to effectively study this problem in further investigations. This paper forms the basis for solving many other similar problems that occur in manufacturing industries.
The objective of this paper is to design, implement, and further enhance a set of network based manufacturing (NBM) courses on the topics of automation, production and micro- manufacturing within the established programs. The aforementioned courses constitute the foundation of what is commonly known as e-manufacturing systems, in which the remote monitoring, diagnosis and control of distributed manufacturing operations are the key characteristics. With the trend of rapid globalization across almost all types of manufacturing industries, it is foreseen that the network based manufacturing will become a significant activity in coming years. According to literatures 1-6, the NBM is one of the fast growing businesses in the manufacturing sector. A distinguishing characteristic on the delivery of the curriculum will be student involvement in “hands-on” laboratory activities and experiences. Furthermore, graduates from the program will be well-prepared with high-tech skills in the areas of automation, production and micro- manufacturing technology. It is expected that nationally this curriculum reform will become a national model of teaching network based manufacturing technology and management, while locally it will provide much of the needed manufacturing professionals for the industries.
Globalization has changed the landscape of manufacturing industry. Many manufacturing activities are performed at geographically dispersed locations, while coordinated and integrated by Internet-Based communication and control software. Hence, topics on distributed manufacturing are of a lot of interests in both academia and the business world. The current state-of-the-art practice includes the multinational engineering teams for product design and the global business coordination, such as supply chain management. We foresee, however, that with the advance of automation and sensing technology, integration of physical manufacturing processes into the global business and engineering functions will be the next stage of the foregoing manufacturing evolution.
Tseng, T., & Sarkodie-Gyan, T., & Zhang, J. (2009, June), Enhancement Of Network Based Manufacturing Education: A Quasi Web Based Instruction Approach Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/5748
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