Toshiaki Kimura

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This paper discusses a scheme that allows all parties involved in the maintenance of a chemical plant: the plant owner (customer), the engineering company, the equipment vendors, and the maintenance firms, to form a service virtual enterprise (SVE) whenever a maintenance service is necessary, in an attempt to provide required services more timely. This(More)
This research paper presents and discusses a manufacturing support system which supports not only maintenance services but also consulting services for manufacturing systems consisting of multi-vendor machine tools. In order to do this the system enables inter-enterprise collaboration between engineering companies and machine tool vendors. The manufacturing(More)
Lean production systems require an information-interoperable environment that can process diverse factory information for all workers to do KAIZEN activities. Moreover, the information-interoperable environment should be connected to an inter-enterprise collaboration environment. For those reasons, an Information-Interoperable Environment (IIE) that can(More)
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