Reconfigurable Manufacturing Execution Systems Based on Model-Driven Architecture
By analyzing the trend of MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), the concept of RMES (Reconfigurable Manufacturing Execution Systems) is put forward, which takes information integration as groundwork, aims at optimization of production processes and supports organizations, resources and processes for flexible conFig.. MDA (Model-driven Architecture) is introduced to provide more flexible in the process of the development of RMES, which would adapt to different technology used by the bottom systems and provide a more effective method to build RMES. During the development of RMES, many models are created, such as the model of business analysis, the model of components and the model of deployment. An instance of the system of plan, part of RMES, is presented to show how MDA used in the process of the development of RMES. Later, an application is given to show that RMES based on MDA can decrease the costs of development and maintenance for fitting the evolution of the enterprise.
Chengyu Jiang, Geng Liu, Dinghua Zhang and Xipeng Xu
Y. S. Chai et al., "Reconfigurable Manufacturing Execution Systems Based on Model-Driven Architecture", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533, pp. 1072-1075, 2006