This generic representation of the integrated manufacturing enterprise combines visualizations of both discrete and process manufacturing. Among the major components illustrated are those that manage and control the supply chain and the manufacturing process, as well as those that meet the requirements of managing and processing information and materials for the demand chain.

The map shows manufacturing hardware locations, computer software locations and the major channels of communication through networking. These tie together supply, manufacturing and demand to each other and the external elements of the enterprise.

The technologies depicted here are listed by category and number. The map provides a general overview of the structure of the manufacturing enterprise and indicates the location of actual products at work in the various functional components


 

 

 

 

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