Contextualising manufacturing data for lifecycle decision-making

William Z. Bernstein, Thomas D. Hedberg Jr., Moneer Helu, Allison Barnard Feeney
2017 International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management  
Recent advances enable data from manufacturing systems to be captured and contextualised relative to other phases of the product lifecycle, a necessary step toward understanding system behaviour and satisfying traceability requirements. Significant challenges remain for integrating information across the lifecycle and enabling efficient decision-making. In this paper, we explore opportunities for mapping standard data representations, such as the Standard for the Exchange of Product Data
more » ... MTConnect, and the Quality Information Framework (QIF) to integrate information silos existing across the lifecycle. To demonstrate this vision, we describe a reference implementation with a contract manufacturer in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed. Using this implementation, we explore how knowledge generated from manufacturing can support lifecycle decision-making. As a case study, we then present an interactive prototype correlating the test bed's data based on the context that must be provided for a specific decision-making viewpoint.
doi:10.1504/ijplm.2017.090328 pmid:29911681 pmcid:PMC5998683 fatcat:rvp7qrq7krb3hlbdtmb5gsnoza