Information-Based Manufacturing

Technology, Strategy and Industrial Applications

  • Michael J. Shaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-4
  2. Introduction to Information-Based Manufacturing

  3. Supply-Chain Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 60-60
    2. Grace Y. Lin, Richard Breitwieser, Feng Cheng, John T. Eagen, Markus Ettl
      Pages 61-79
    3. Mark S. Fox, Mihai Barbuceanu, Rune Teigen
      Pages 81-104
  4. Modeling the Information-Based Manufacturing System, Processes and the Enterprise

  5. Infrastructure and Control for Infomation-Based Manufacturing

  6. Managing the Information-Based Manufacturing Life Cycles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Angela Locascio
      Pages 315-325
    3. Selwyn Piramuthu, Michael J. Shaw, William Fulkerson
      Pages 327-342
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 343-343

About this book


Because of their mutually influencing interactions, information systems and modern manufacturing systems are intertwined. They have been so integrated that information systems have become an embedded and critical component of any effective manufacturing system. The impact of the increasing focus on information permeates throughout the manufacturing life cycle, from product conceptualization, design, process planning, all the way to production, order fulfilment, and customer services. For these reasons, it is critical that we study information-based manufacturing in its entirety, crossing the traditional functional boundaries and building as much synergy between Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), and manufacturing as possible. This is the motivation for this book and, to this end, the purpose of this book is threefold:
  • to establish an up-to-date interdisciplinary research framework for information-based manufacturing that builds on the research foundation from IS and IT and manufacturing research;
  • to develop a forward-looking research agenda for information-based manufacturing for identifying future directions for research and applications; and
  • to foster a joint academic and industrial research agenda in information systems and manufacturing by identifying the greatest synergy possible between academic research and industrial practices.


Hardware Manufacturing Manufacturing System Motivation Planning calculus communication system complexity information management information system life cycle modeling product design production productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Shaw
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA

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