Information management and design & engineering processes

Diederick Lutters*, E. ten Brinke, A.H. Streppel, H.J.J. Kals

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    In analysing design and manufacturing tasks and their mutual interactions, it appears that the underlying information of these tasks is of the utmost importance. If this information is managed in a formalized, structured way, it can serve as a basis for the control of design and manufacturing processes. The ontological description that is used for this purpose is elaborated upon. Significant in this respect is the introduction of expedient differentiations in distinct aspects of the ontology. Based on a reference model and three accompanying information structures, it is indicated how an ontological description of the information content can be applied to govern design and manufacturing processes. Examples in the field of process planning and cost estimation are used to illustrate the theory.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4429-4444
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational journal of production research
    Issue number17 SPEC.
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2000

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