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Proceedings of CAD'16, 2016, 342-347
An Architecture Design for Smart Manufacturing Execution System

Byeong Woo Jeon, Jumyung Um, Soo Cheol Yoon, Suk-Hwan Suh, POSTECH

Abstract. Contemporary manufacturing companies have been confronting with various demands such as reducing time-to-market, flexibly changing operation schedule, which is hard to be satisfied concurrently. Even though ERP(Enterprise Resource Planning) system supports information flow between enterprise and outside stakeholder, using ERP alone isn’t enough because ERP mainly concentrates on managerial level issue. To get around, the MES was introduced for managing shop floor activities based on production schedule and shop floor situation by collecting shop floor data and showing organized data to the operators. However, many of current manufacturing companies have a difficulty in handling manufacturing management activities using MES mainly due to lack of infrastructure for data collection, analysis, integration of manufacturing data due to difficulty in integrating different protocols. Even though many researches treat data collection, data analysis based on shop floor situation, action based on context in shop floor, little number of previous researches deals with collaboration among various functionalities provided by MES.

Keywords. Manufacturing Execution System (MES),  Data integration, System architecture,  Collaboration

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2016.342-347