Control-Analysis-Planning-Execution of Operations in Computer Aided Manufacturing
This paper presents a methodology for applying computer based logic to control information in manufacturing. This methodology is evolutionary and reorganizes traditional planning and control activities on the basis of functional needs. The methodology is developed in the context of a high volume, repetitive, manufacturer of pressed metal products. Implementation of the methodology is conducted in a modular fashion. There are three major inter-related, integrated functional modules designed to operate within the current manufacturing environment but expandable to Just-in-Time manufacturing operations.