Technology in Operations. By Terri Cochrane. Benefits of Using Technology. Increased capacity of production Higher quality products Lower operating costs Shorter cycle times Mass customization of products Improved organizational effectiveness Greater agility and efficiency
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Technology in Operations
By Terri Cochrane
electronic funds transfer (payroll checks)
FMS (Flexible Manufacturing Systems)
CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing)
MRP (Materials Requirements Planning)
A materials requirement planning (MRP) information system is a sales forecast-based system used to schedule raw material deliveries and quantities, given assumptions of machine and labor units required to fulfill a sales forecast.
includes inventory control, bill of material processing and elementary scheduling
helps organizations to maintain low inventory levels
used to plan manufacturing, purchasing and delivering activities
Commonly refers to the use of numerical control (NC) computer software applications to create detailed instructions (G-code) that drive computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools for manufacturing parts.
Attempts to integrate all departments and functions across a company onto a single computer system that can serve all those different departments’ particular needs.
Because of the value and investment associated with inventory, companies seek to track the movement of their inventory as closely as possible.
CAD (Computer Aided Design)
Technical Data Management Systems (TDMS)
Management of technical and engineering drawingsand technical archives.
record management involving purely technical or techno-commercial or techno-legal information or data
Steel Plants (ISP), Automobile factories, Aero-space facilities, Infrastructure companies, City Corporations, Research Organizations
Architects, drafters, engineers, and artists use CAD software to create plans and construction drawings.