Practical E-Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management by Gerhard GreeffPractical E-Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management by Gerhard Greeff

Practical E-Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

byGerhard Greeff, Gerhard Greeff, Ranjan Ghoshal, B.Sc(Chem)(Hons), M.Sc

Other | August 11, 2004

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New technologies are revolutionising the way manufacturing and supply chain management are implemented. These changes are delivering manufacturing firms the competitive advantage of a highly flexible and responsive supply chain and manufacturing system to ensure that they meet the high expectations of their customers, who, in today's economy, demand absolutely the best service, price, delivery time and product quality.

To make e-manufacturing and supply chain technologies effective, integration is needed between various, often disparate systems. To understand why this is such an issue, one needs to understand what the different systems or system components do, their objectives, their specific focus areas and how they interact with other systems. It is also required to understand how these systems evolved to their current state, as the concepts used during the early development of systems and technology tend to remain in place throughout the life-cycle of the systems/technology.

This book explores various standards, concepts and techniques used over the years to model systems and hierarchies in order to understand where they fit into the organization and supply chain. It looks at the specific system components and the ways in which they can be designed and graphically depicted for easy understanding by both information technology (IT) and non-IT personnel.

Without a good implementation philosophy, very few systems add any real benefit to an organization, and for this reason the ways in which systems are implemented and installation projects managed are also explored and recommendations are made as to possible methods that have proven successful in the past. The human factor and how that impacts on system success are also addressed, as is the motivation for system investment and subsequent benefit measurement processes.

Finally, the vendor/user supply/demand within the e-manufacturing domain is explored and a method is put forward that enables the reduction of vendor bias during the vendor selection process.

The objective of this book is to provide the reader with a good understanding regarding the four critical factors (business/physical processes, systems supporting the processes, company personnel and company/personal performance measures) that influence the success of any e-manufacturing implementation, and the synchronization required between these factors.

· Discover how to implement the flexible and responsive supply chain and manufacturing execution systems required for competitive and customer-focused manufacturing
· Build a working knowledge of the latest plant automation, manufacturing execution systems (MES) and supply chain management (SCM) design techniques
· Gain a fuller understanding of the four critical factors (business and physical processes, systems supporting the processes, company personnel, performance measurement) that influence the success of any e-manufacturing implementation, and how to evaluate and optimize all four factors

Ranjan is the factory manager for a large FMCG company specialising in the edible oil business. He reports directly to the managing director and has responsibility for manufacturing, quality assurance, packing and distribution, accounts and human resources. He has spent a considerable amount of time studying supply chain and e-manufact...
Title:Practical E-Manufacturing and Supply Chain ManagementFormat:OtherDimensions:461 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 11, 2004Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080473857

ISBN - 13:9780080473857


Table of Contents

1 Introduction to e-manufacturing systems
2 History of business automation
3 System hierarchies and components
4 Business process design models and concepts used in operations systems
5 Business process and system modeling tools and packages
6 Enterprise planning and supply-chain interaction
7 Product and plant knowledge management
8 Production capability management
9 Production scheduling, management and control
10 Production data collection and performance analysis
11 Project motivation and benefit quantification
12 System integration models and concepts
13 Product and vendor evaluation methodology
14 Software project management
15 Change management
16 Conclusion