Engineering Communication in a Multi-National Corporation 760400
Deere & Company is now using an engineering information system for communication of routine engineering data. The Worldwide Information System for Engineering (WISE) features a common part data base. On-line remote video terminal and microfiche are used to access data. Input methods used for this system are discussed along with a brief review of new and improved communication tools available today.
The data base contains basic information on all parts and identifies company units which use each part. Format and content of the major outputs are described. A portion of the system provides a capability to retrieve existing parts for use in new designs.