Skip to main content

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

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.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

References

  1. 1.

    Ali SA, Chen Z, Lee J, Koc M (2002) Intelligent web-enabled platform for tether-free monitoring systems. Institute of Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL, 19-22 May

  2. 2.

    Lee J (1998) Teleservice engineering in manufacturing: challenges and opportunities. Int J Mach Tools Manuf 38:901–910

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    Rockwell Automation e-Manufacturing Industry Road Map, http://www.rockwellautomation.com

  4. 4.

    Lee J, Ali SA, Koc M (2001) e-Manufacturing- its elements and impact, proceedings of the annual Institute of Industrial Engineering Research Conference Conference, 21-23 May, Dallas, TX

  5. 5.

    Koc M, Lee J (2001) A system framework for next-generation e-maintenance system. EcoDesign 2001, Second International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 11-15 December 2001, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

  6. 6.

    Allan G (2001) Casting a Wide.NET for Productivity, edirections, Winter 2001, 32, pp. 6–9

  7. 7.

    Pasek ZJ, Min BK, Marker S, Husted F (2001) Web-enabled monitoring and control of manufacturing systems. AC ’01 6th International Conference on Monitoring & Supervision in Manufacturing Warsaw, Poland, 27-28 August

  8. 8.

    Qu RT, Lim R, He H, Ding ZQ, Aendenroomer A, Goh KM (2003) A web-enabled distributed control application platform for industrial automation. Proc Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, IEEE Conference, 16–19 Sept 2:129–132

  9. 9.

    Lee J (2003) Smart products and service systems for e-business transformation. Int J Technol Manag 26(1):45–52

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. 10.

    Djurdjanovic D, J Yan, Qiu H, Lee J, Ni J (2003) Web-enabled remote spindle monitoring and prognostics. CIRP 2nd International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing, Ann Arbor, MI. 20-21 August 2003

  11. 11.

    Li Y, Chun L, Ching ANY (2005) An agent-based platform for web-enabled equipment predictive maintenance. Proc IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE Computer Society, Washington DC, USA, 00:132–135

  12. 12.

    Yao AWL (2005) Design and implementation of web-based diagnosis and management system for an FMS. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 26(11–12):1379–1387

    Article  Google Scholar 

  13. 13.

    Lee J, Ni J, Djurdjanovic D, Qiu H, Liao H (2006) Intelligent prognostics tools and e-maintenance. Comput Ind 57(6):476–489

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. 14.

    Bong S, Gun K, Jin C, Byung J, Honghee L, Myeong C, Jin H, Dong P (2006) A web-based machining process monitoring system for e-manufacturing implementation. J Zhejiang University-Science A 7(9):1467–1473

    Article  Google Scholar 

  15. 15.

    GEM@Work & Siplace Explorer, Industrial Objects Inc

  16. 16.

    Web services overview, IBM, WSTK v2.42

  17. 17.

    Siebel Call Center, Siebel Inc

  18. 18.

    Questra A2B (Appliance to Business) systems

  19. 19.

    Rockwell Automation, http://www.rockwellautomation.com

  20. 20.

    Ali SA, Chen Z, Lee J, Koc M (2002) Web-enabled device-to-business (D2B™) Platform for distributed and dynamic decision making systems, Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on managing innovations in manufacturing, Milwaukee, WI, 9-11 September, pp 157–165

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Ahad Ali.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Ali, A., Chen, Z. & Lee, J. Web-enabled platform for distributed and dynamic decision-making systems. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 38, 1260–1270 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-007-1172-z

Download citation

Keywords

  • Device to business
  • Internet-based systems
  • Remote monitoring
  • Web-enabled systems