CHAPTER 4Core Function—Production Flow-Oriented Design
4.1 Cross-System Cohesiveness
4.1.1 Classification in the Overall System
In Chap. 2 the following division of the manufacturing execution system (MES) functions into three core processes was suggested:
• Production flow-oriented design. Data technical mapping of the products (product definition) with the production flows (work plans) and all resources needed for production.
• Production flow-oriented planning. Planning of the production process in the form of production orders (hereafter referred to as orders) and planning of required resources.
• Order processing. Execution (control) of planned orders and acquisition/storage of resulting data.
The three core processes are described in more ...