The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

, Volume 38, Issue 11, pp 1260–1270

Web-enabled platform for distributed and dynamic decision-making systems

Authors

    • Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
  • Zaifeng Chen
    • Automated Precision, Inc.
  • Jay Lee
    • University of Cincinnati
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

DOI: 10.1007/s00170-007-1172-z

Cite this article as:
Ali, A., Chen, Z. & Lee, J. Int J Adv Manuf Technol (2008) 38: 1260. doi:10.1007/s00170-007-1172-z

Abstract

With the advent of internet and wireless technologies, real-time remote monitoring and control is becoming an essential need for meeting highly dynamic business objectives. At the same time, web-enabled platforms are required to perform remote monitoring with efficiently and effectively. Recent progresses on e-manufacturing applications address the needs for better integration between factory floor and enterprise systems. This paper presents a web-enabled platform which focuses on web-enabled intelligence to enable products and systems to achieve near-zero-downtime performance through device-to-business (D2B) platform. The proposed web-enabled platform can effectively minimize the massive information bottleneck that exists between plant floor and information systems. Case studies are presented to determine how effectively web-enabled industrial system can be used in factory floor as well as business decision-making. Manufacturers and users will benefit from the increased equipment and process performance with the effective implementation of the developed web-enable platform.

Keywords

Device to businessInternet-based systemsRemote monitoringWeb-enabled systems
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