Integrated Manufacturing Planning and Control System


IMPACS - 2338

Keywords architectures, production control, production planning, shop-floor control


Start Date: 01-APR-89 / Duration: 48 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of this project was to develop and implement a generic dynamic integrated planning and control system for discrete parts manufacturing. The scope of the system was to embrace the whole manufacturing enterprise from business planning to shop-floor control, and was to accommodate the strategic, tactical and operational planning and decision-making processes.

An IMPACS functional architecture was to be developed, supported by an IT model and a set of software tools to assist dynamic group decision-making at all levels in discrete parts manufacturing planning and control. The architecture was to be based on CIM-OSA developed by ESPRIT project 688 (AMICE) and the PAC architecture developed by ESPRIT project 477 (COSIMA). The communications approach was to be compatible with CNMA (ESPRIT project 955).

The system was to enable dynamic responses to changes in demand, disturbances in material flow, fall-off in product quality and changes in the real-time availability of materials, machines and tools.

A rapid prototyping approach was adopted, involving constant interaction with a number of industrial test-sites, which were to act as pilot implementations.

Exploitation

The results of the project will be exploited by operational implementations at the project test-sites, by extension to other sites of the same enterprises, by exploitation of the resulting software products, and by dissemination through design contracts, consultancy and seminars.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Bernard Sauve
ALCATEL TITN
Rue Galvani 1
F - 91301 MASSY
tel: + 33/ 1-69 81 11 24
fax: + 33/ 1-60 11 61 67
telex: 603661

Participants

ALCATEL TITN - F - C
CENTUNION ESPAÑOLA DE COORD.
TECNICA Y FINANCIERA SA - E - P
COMAU SPA - I - P
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION - IRL - P
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX I - F - P
PA CONSULTING GROUP - UK - P
ALCATEL ALSTHOM RECHERCHE - F - P
ALCATEL NV - F - P


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IMPACS - 2338, December 1993


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