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This paper reviews the perennial problem of knowledge management / information integration in large scale, complex and knowledge intensive organisations such as automotive industries. Automotive industry is under increased pressure to produce low cost customised products using innovative agile manufacturing techniques. Presently this innovation has focused(More)
Dynamism and uncertainty are genuine threats for current high technology organisations. Capability to change is the crux of sustainability of current large organisations. Modern manufacturing philosophies, including agile and lean, are not enough to be competitive in global market therefore a new emerging paradigm i.e. reconfigurable manufacturing systems(More)
This paper provides solutions to the real industrial need of adding knowledge layer to commercial PLM systems. PLM systems can be enhanced to be used as Knowledge Management tools to solve the semantic interoperability problem of heterogeneous data. Large amounts of product and machine component data exists in under-utilised databases due to the inability(More)
This research aims to gain a detailed understanding of data producers, data consumers and format/flow of the data within automotive industry for defining and using Bill of Process (BoP) for engine assembly lines. The focus remained on the real industrial challenge of rapid constraint evaluation for designing and/or reconfiguration of Powertrain assembly(More)
This paper presents an approach at improving Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in large scale multinational manufacturing companies using Ford Motor Company as a case study. The solution builds a software layer around an existing PLM infrastructure that uses Semantic Web Services (SWSs) to enable a new generation of PLM. This new PLM is then integrated(More)
There were 6 submissions. Each submission was reviewed by three program committee members. One was withdrawn and 5 were accepted. We would like to thank our peer reviewers for carefully reviewing the submissions and giving constructive feedback. Abstract. Manufacturing companies face the challenge of maintaining documentation and knowledge about their(More)
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