Extension of an ERP System Based on a Unified Feature Framework

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  • Customer-oriented manufacturing demands that engineering design and production planning are fully integrated. This study proposes a generic feature association method and a detailed framework for the implementation of an advanced Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that can unify product and process models in order to fulfill customer orders with small batch and high variation production nature. A conceptual solution is introduced for the information integration between design configuration features and manufacturing process features. To achieve this, three feature classes, customer feature, capacity feature and welding feature are suggested. Specific effort has been spent to model welding features which are currently not well studied. With the associative integration between product design and process feature domains, a preliminary order acceptance and scheduling prototype system has been implemented within an ERP order management system, and its semantic model is demonstrated within a unified and multi-facet feature framework.

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  • Degree
    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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  • Department
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Engineering Management
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Ma,Yongsheng (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Doucette,John (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Ma,Yongsheng (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Ji,Yonghua (School of Business)