Integrated Manufacturing Applications and Management Decision Making: Putting the P Back into ERP

Integrated Manufacturing Applications and Management Decision Making: Putting the P Back into ERP

Fergal Carton (University College Cork, Ireland) and Frederic Adam (University College Cork, Ireland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-582-5.ch014
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Abstract

The provision of timely, accurate, relevant, and concise information for managerial decision making has traditionally represented a challenge to information systems designers. The mass adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems has multiplied the amount of data being recorded about the movement of inventory in the supply chain. However, this online information requires much off-line manipulation in order for it to be meaningful to managers. In addition, these data are based on physical structures and business models that evolve over time, and thus inevitably a gap opens between the virtual enterprise and reality. Despite the benefits of inventory visibility and expenditure control afforded by ERP systems, managers still require data from other, nonintegrated systems. In this chapter the authors present their research on decision-making support in two manufacturing organisations, with the objective of understanding how these integrated applications support the manager in achieving his or her goals.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Angappa Gunasekaran
Acknowledgment
Dipak Laha, Purnendu Mandal
List of Reviewers
Chapter 1
Dipak Laha
Manufacturing scheduling plays a very important function in successful operation of the production planning and control department of an... Sample PDF
Heuristics and Metaheuristics for Solving Scheduling Problems
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Chapter 2
Anoop Prakash, Nagesh Shukla, Ravi Shankar, Manoj Kumar Tiwari
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to intelligence artificially realized through computation. AI has emerged as one of the promising computer... Sample PDF
Solving Machine Loading Problem of FMS: An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Based Random Search Optimization Approach
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Chapter 3
Petros Theodorou, Dimitrios Karyampas
Information technology has been proved to be a strategic weapon in the business armory for the creation and sustention of competitive advantage... Sample PDF
Computational Intelligence in the Financial Functions of Industrial Firms
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Chapter 4
M. Reza Abdi
The aim of this chapter is to investigate the decision process of manufacturing systems (MSs) under uncertain conditions. The decision process needs... Sample PDF
Fuzzy Sets and Analytical Hierarchical Process for Manufacturing Process Choice
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Chapter 5
Supriyo Roy, S. Mukhopadhyay, P.P. Sengupta
Here, an attempt has been made to determine an optimal solution of a deterministic production-inventory model that consists of single deteriorating... Sample PDF
Computational Intelligence Approach on a Deterministic Production-Inventory Control Model with Shortages
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Chapter 6
Tshilidzi Marwala, Christina Busisiwe Vilakazi
Condition monitoring techniques are described in this chapter. Two aspects of condition monitoring process are considered: (1) feature extraction;... Sample PDF
Condition Monitoring Using Computational Intelligence
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Chapter 7
Narendra S. Chaudhari, Xue-Ming Yuan
This chapter briefly reviews forecasting features of typical data mining software, and then presents the salient features of SIMForecaster, a... Sample PDF
Demand Forecasting of Short Life Span Products: Issues, Challenges, and Use of Soft Computing Techniques
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Chapter 8
Jose D. Montero
This chapter provides a brief introduction to data mining, the data mining process, and its applications to manufacturing. Several examples are... Sample PDF
Introduction to Data Mining and its Applications to Manufacturing
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Chapter 9
Rajkumar Roy, Ashutosh Tiwari, Yoseph Tafasse Azene, Gokop Goteng
This chapter presents an overview of the application of evolutionary computing for engineering design. An optimal design may be defined as the one... Sample PDF
Evolutionary Computing in Engineering Design
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Chapter 10
Reinaldo Moraga, Luis Rabelo, Alfonso Sarmiento
In this chapter, the authors present general steps towards a methodology that contributes to the advancement of prediction and mitigation of... Sample PDF
Towards a Methodology for Monitoring and Analyzing the Supply Chain Behavior
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Chapter 11
Prasanta Kumar Dey
The evaluation and selection of industrial projects before investment decision is customarily done using marketing, technical, and financial... Sample PDF
Decision Support System for Project Selection
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Chapter 12
Petr Fiala
The chapter is devoted to modeling and analysis of supply systems. Supply chain management is more and more affected by network and dynamic business... Sample PDF
Modeling and Coordination of Dynamic Supply Networks
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Chapter 13
Mahendran Maliapen
This chapter examines the application of system archetypes as a systems development methodology to create simulation models. Rapid organizational... Sample PDF
Modeling with System Archetypes: A Case Study
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Chapter 14
Fergal Carton, Frederic Adam
The provision of timely, accurate, relevant, and concise information for managerial decision making has traditionally represented a challenge to... Sample PDF
Integrated Manufacturing Applications and Management Decision Making: Putting the P Back into ERP
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Chapter 15
John A. Hines
More and more, internal applications are being moved from legacy systems into a more flexible Webbased environment. The issue concerning World Wide... Sample PDF
Planning and Deployment of Dynamic Web Technologies for Supporting E-Business
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Chapter 16
Rajib Goswami, Pankaj Barua
This chapter elaborates the basic concepts underlying the development of Web-based decision support systems (DSS) with a discussion on the key... Sample PDF
Web-Based Decision Support System: Concept and Issues
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Chapter 17
Xian-Chuan Yu, Ting Zhang, Li-Bo Zhang, Hui He, Wei Zou, Meng Yang
Independent component analysis (ICA) is a statistical method for transforming an observed multidimensional random vector into components that are as... Sample PDF
Independent Component Analysis and its Applications to Manufacturing Problems
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Chapter 18
Swagatam Das, Amit Konar
This chapter explores the scope of biologically inspired swarm intelligence (SI) into production management with special emphasis in two specific... Sample PDF
Swarm Intelligence in Production Management and Engineering
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Chapter 19
Indrajit Mukherjee, Pradip Kumar Ray
Application of optimization tools and techniques is necessary and an essential requirement for any metal cutting-based manufacturing unit to respond... Sample PDF
Artificial Neural Network and Metaheuristic Strategies: Emerging Tools for Metal Cutting Process Optimization
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Chapter 20
A. Denby, J. F. Poliakoff, C. Langensiepen, N. Sherkat
In CAD/CAM, reverse engineering involves obtaining a CAD model from an object that already exists. An exact replica can then be produced, or... Sample PDF
Intelligent Laser Scanning of 3D Surfaces Using Optical Camera Data
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Chapter 21
Qingyu Zhang, Richard S. Segall
This chapter illustrates the use of data mining as a computational intelligence methodology for forecasting data management needs. Specifically... Sample PDF
Using Data Mining for Forecasting Data Management Needs
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Chapter 22
Sundar Srinivasan, Scott E. Grasman
The advent of the Web as a major means of conducting business transactions and business-to-business communications, coupled with evolving Web-based... Sample PDF
Supply Network Planning Models Using Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
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Chapter 23
Purnendu Mandal, Enrique ("Henry") Venta
Modeling is a great approach to analyze long-term consequences of policy options in manufacturing. In this chapter two modeling approaches are... Sample PDF
Modeling and Analysis for Production Performance: Analysis of U.S. Manufacturing Companies
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