Keywords : Distributed Manufacturing
AL-Rafidain Journal of Computer Sciences and Mathematics,
2013, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 297-307
Information and Communication Technique show an efficient technical capabilities for management and controlling the distributed operations among various factories. For this, the industrial companies started enhancing their operations to cooperative mode to exploit these capabilities in production operations enhancement through achieving the speeding in production's designing and manufacturing. So, the importance of this research is that a cooperative factory owns an intellectual capital as accumulated experiences in designing distinct productions for cars spare parts to be exploited by the other factories. This goal can be achieved by adopting agent for each operation main activity and considering the agent as connection means among the cooperative factories, in addition to connect two industrial companies in cooperative structure and owning integrated data base for production activities controlling and management.
Highlights the importance of this study, providing a methodology for advanced manufacturing systems within the framework virtual manufacturing as well as building the application and programming model, to benefit the Iraqi industrial companies in dealing with recession, and to enhance its competitive position among Arab and international companies.
This research presents proposed system model called Approach for Designing Distributed Manufactured System (ADMS) deals with factories distributed systems which include data base, design tools, and distributed among computers network. The system serves a query for incoming enquiries execution about spare parts to the main computer (Server) from other connected computers (Servers) without any confliction by using network techniques and data base language capabilities.
In this research, a Server/Server model has been designed dealing with Visual FoxPro as Data Base Management System and using AutoCAD package for spare parts design.
Note that the research samples has been collected for TOYOTA spare parts for cars which are Wheel gears inside Gear box, from Technical Institute labs in Mosul.