REAL TIME CONTROL OF MANUFACTURING UTILIZING A MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM (MES)
thesisposted on 22.04.2020 by Jeremy Sickmiller
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Manufacturing facilities need control for sustainability and longevity. If no control is provided for the manufacturing facility, then chaos can be unleashed causing much alarm. Therefore, it is essential to understand how control can be utilized to support the manufacturing facility and the corresponding manufacturing processes. This thesis will walk through a tool to help provide control and that tool is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Thisthesis will start with research to defineMESand its implications, then will work into the development of MES from the ground up. The design process willbe systematic and utilize the Collective System Design (CSD) approach with the aiding tool of the axiomatic decomposition map. Then examples will be given for the implementation and execution of the decomposition map as it relates to inventory and traceability. Finalwork will show the 7 FRs ofmanufacturing and how they are applicable to MES with given examples. Throughout the entire design and implementation, the initial hypothesis will be evaluated to determine if MES can provide the control requiredfor a robust manufacturing facility.