Applying Enterprise Application Integration to Establish Decision Support Systems for Production Control
|關鍵字:||企業應用整合;生產管理;決策輔助;Enterprise Application Integration;Production Control;Decision Support|
To gain efficiency and strengthen quality control, manufacturers implement various information systems depending on needs and requirements. Often times, Microsoft Office is also adopted for establishing simplified computing models or databases. Regardless of how information is recorded or collected, data after statistical analysis and restructure can be meaningful and helpful to enterprises. Therefore, how to collect decentralized data and integrate them into meaningful information is both challenging and important. The studied case in this research is a medium size enterprise that produces silicon wafers with a large number of specifications. The company currently uses Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems software to access and control their data. Besides, excel application is also the common way to process and keep data within the company. Therefore, as different platforms of software are used, valuable data are also scattered and cannot be crossed referenced. Meaningful information becomes difficult to obtain. Crucial business decision making moments are often missed as a consequence and often times, wrong strategic directions are made due to lack of timely and correct information. Production management plays a critical role in keeping production processes working smoothly and efficiently. This department not only has to interact with a wide range of different departments, it also needs to resolve issues and conquer problems on a daily basis. When production managers need to draw information from current database, numbers from one platform normally are not enough nor complete. Even with the help of Information Technology department, most likely, the data IT provides are outdated or not in use. Therefore this study attempts to forecast decision making moments during business process and formulate reports that will assist managers to make better decisions. Since these reports need to collect data from various platforms, Enterprise Application Integration solution is expected to apply. The final goal of this study is to establish a decision making support system to help production management make timely and accurate decisions.
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