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About the Author
Chapter 1 Introduction
Why Is There a Need for This Book?
To Integrate or Disintegrate? That Is the Question
Approach of This Book
Who Is the Intended Audience for This Book?
General Industry Models versus More Specific Industry Models
Industry Data Models versus Data Model Applications
The Volume 2 Models: Customized and New Models for Each Industry
Conventions and Standards Used in This Book
Subtypes and Supertypes
Non-Mutually Exclusive Sets of Subtypes
Foreign Key Relationships
Foreign Key Inheritance
Intersection or Association Entities to Handle Many-to- Many Relationships
Conventions Used for Illustration Tables
Conventions Used to Reference Figures
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Chapter 2 Manufacturing
People and Organizations in Manufacturing
Product Models in Manufacturing
Products and Parts
Part Specifications and Documentation
Part Specification Roles and Status
Product Bill of Material, Substitutes, and Inventory Configurations
Product Bill of Materials
Inventory Item Configurations
Other Product Models
Usage of the Order Models for Manufacturers
Materials Requirements Planning
Deployment and Use of Products