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Today's manufacturing industry greatly relies on computer technology to support activities throughout a product’s life cycle. Effective and efficient information sharing and exchange among computer systems have been critical issues. Formal information modeling languages that describe information requirements unambiguously is an enabling technology that(More)
This paper describes an effort of testing the Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) information model as a neutral data interface for a discrete event simulation model developed using Enterprise Dynamics. The implementation is based upon a model of a paint shop at a Volvo Car Corporation plant in Sweden. The model is built for a Swedish research project(More)
Input Data Management (IDM) is a time consuming and costly process for Discrete Event Simulation (DES) projects. In this paper, a methodology for IDM in DES projects is described. The approach is to use a methodology to identify and collect data, then use an IDM software to extract and process the data. The IDM software will structure and present the data(More)
Core Manufacturing Simulation Data – a manufacturing simulation integration standard: overview and case studies Yung-Tsun Tina Lee a , Frank H. Riddick a & Björn Johan Ingemar Johansson b a Manufacturing Systems Integration Division , National Institute of Standards and Technology , Gaithersburg, USA b Product and Production Department , Chalmers University(More)
Small machine shops typically do not have the resources to develop custom simulations of their operations or data translators to import their data from other manufacturing software applications. This paper presents an overview of an information model currently under development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to address this(More)
Effective assessment and communication of the environmental footprint is increasingly important to process development and marketing purposes. Traditionally, static methods have been applied to analyze the environmental impact during a product's life cycle; however, they are unable to incorporate dynamic aspects of real world operations. This paper(More)
Manufacturing simulation systems normally provide interfaces for data import and export using proprietary formats. Dependent data interfaces limit simulation applications in the manufacturing industry. This paper describes a mechanism for transferring data between a traditional database and XML files, which represent a machine shop data model developed at(More)
This paper presents an overview of a neutral reference architecture and data model for integrating distributed manufacturing simulation systems with each other, with other manufacturing software applications, and with manufacturing data repositories. Other manufacturing software applications include, but are not limited to systems used to: 1) design(More)