Chapter 24 Manufacturing Execution Systems for Micro-Manufacturing

Matthias Meier


Looking at manufacturing from a bird’s-eye perspective reveals two important generic processes that characterize these enterprises – the product lifecycle process on the one hand and the customer order process on the other. Fig. 24-1 shows a sketch of these processes and their interrelation. The product lifecycle process that is shown on the X-axis describes the activities that are executed to develop new products, i.e. to generate innovations and to bring them to the market. The customer-order process on the Y-axis shows the activities performed to produce these products based on market needs and to deliver them to customers. Over the last few ...

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