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Title: Methods for the capture of manufacture best practice in product lifecycle management
Authors: Gunendran, A.G.
Young, R.I.M.
Keywords: Manufacturing best practices
Information and knowledge organisation
System design
UML
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Citation: GUNENDRAN, A.G. and YOUNG, R.I.M., 2010. Methods for the capture of manufacture best practice in product lifecycle management. International Journal of Production Research, 48 (20), pp. 5885 - 5904.
Abstract: The capture of manufacturing best practice knowledge in product lifecycle management systems has significant potential to improve the quality of design decisions and minimise manufacturing problems during new product development. However, providing a reusable source of manufacturing best practice is difficult due to the complexity of the viewpoint relationships between products and the manufacturing processes and resources used to produce them. This paper discusses how best to organise manufacturing best practice knowledge, the relationships between elements of this knowledge plus their relationship to product information. The paper also explores the application of UML-2 as a system design tool which can model these relationships and hence support the reuse of system design models over time. The paper identifies a set of part family and feature libraries and, most significantly, the relationships between them, as a means of capturing best practice manufacturing knowledge and illustrates how these can be linked to manufacturing resource models and product information. Design for manufacture and machining best practice views are used in the paper to illustrate the concepts developed. An experimental knowledge based system has been developed and results generated using a power transmission shaft example.
Description: This article was published in the International Journal of Production Research [© Taylor & Francis]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207540903104210
Version: Submitted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/00207540903104210
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11301
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207540903104210
ISSN: 0020-7543
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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