A New Product Information Model for ERP Systems in Assembly-to-Order Environment
Basically, present enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) do not perform well in an assembly-to-order (ATO) environment due to the lack of effective management of product varieties. To support customized requirements and frequent engineering changes (ECs), we propose a manufacturing-oriented product information model (OMPIM), which consists of item property information and structure information. The proposed model has been applied to an ERP system of an automobile plant.
G. C. Wang et al., "A New Product Information Model for ERP Systems in Assembly-to-Order Environment", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 1665-1669, 2011