The management of manufacturing processes using complementary information structures

Greg Huet, Clément Fortin, Grant McSorley, Boris Toche

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Abstract

The reality of manufacturing planning is very different from the one of engineering design. Whereas the former must manage variables of an extrinsic nature (time, cost and quality), the latter manages the form, fit and function of the product, variables of an intrinsic nature. Information coherency between the product definition, the process plan and manufacturing resources must be maintained at all times. Complementary product structures have therefore been proposed as an alternative to the unified multiview product models developed in earlier research. They allow users to create customized product structures which are linked together at the component level and can be managed separately. Ensuring consistency between these structures relies only on managing the links rather than attempting to maintain a unified product model. The Complementary Information Structures paradigm is fully illustrated through the example of an aircraft pylon design, where the step by step development of its manufacturing Bill of Materials is detailed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design
Pages183-191
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 11 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Aug 201118 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design
Volume6

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 11
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period15/08/1118/08/11

Keywords

  • Complementary Information Structures
  • Lean Thinking
  • Manufacturing Process Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management Solutions

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