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PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGMENT AND MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM AUTOMATIC INTEGRATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234012D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-07
Document File: 3 page(s) / 141K

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Abstract

The present invention proposes a technique for automatic data integration from a product life cycle management (PLM) system into a product life cycle management (MES). The technique includes a product as PfMD 6.3 (Proficy for manufacturing discrete), which is required by a user to seamlessly integrate data from the PLM system into the MES. When an engineer completes the product design in the PLM, the information is ready in the MES as master build data without the user interaction.

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PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGMENT AND MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM AUTOMATIC INTEGRATION

BACKGROUND

The present invention relates generally to an engineering design and more particularly to a technique for integration of data from product life cycle management (PLM) to manufacturing execution system (MES).

In general, integration of PLM and MES requires consultation between operators and designers, which holds up production. Partial integration of certain information require thorough search for missing or incomplete information.  More often, engineers need to go through a master build data thoroughly and request approval in the MES system. Sometimes the engineering design is on paper and requires to be integrated into the MES manually. In the past, if it was identified that integration was necessary, operators would have to bring in an integrator to provide a customized solution for their particular PLM/MES integration at increased costs to the project.


It would be desirable to have an efficient technique to integrate PLM and MES information in the engineering design.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

Figure 1 depicts design data that are automatically integrated as the master build data in the MES.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The present invention proposes a technique for automatic data integration from product life cycle management (PLM) system into manufacturing execution system (MES).  An upcoming product release PfMD 6.3 (Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete) requires users to seamlessly integrate data from a PLM system into an MES. When an engineer completes the product design in the PLM, the information is ready in the MES as master build data without any user interaction.

The user have option of not to select an auto-approve box. With such...