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JSW 2012 Vol.7(8): 1727-1737 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.8.1727-1737

Real-time Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence Solution: Case Study in Global Chemical Company

Gang Xiong1, XiSong Dong1, XiWei Liu1, and Timo R. Nyberg
1State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, CHINA
2BIT Research Centre, Aalto University, Aalto, FINLAND

Abstract—Global manufacturing enterprises meet a lot of challenges on enterprise level, plant level and shop floor level. To solve those challenges, a kind of real-time Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) solution is proposed, and its standard interfaces with ERP modules and shop floor systems, standard integration functionalities, and typical use cases and typical benefits, are described. By using of the practical project executed in one global chemical company as background, the paper introduces the project’s “AS IS” situation, and “TO BE” target. Then, the MII solution is discussed in more detail, including its business scope, customer requirements, server selection, high availability solution, core technologies, and its main functions: load; unload; transfer; special instruction; inventory; blending; KPI dashboard. The tactical benefits, which have been made for the customer with the MII solution, are summarized. Finally, some conclusions are drawn out.

Index Terms—Manufacturing integration and intelligence, enterprise resource plan, manufacturing execution system, shop floor system, chemical enterprise

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Cite: Gang Xiong, XiSong Dong, XiWei Liu,and Timo R. Nyberg, "Real-time Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence Solution: Case Study in Global Chemical Company," Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 1727-1737, 2012.

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