Discrete manufacturing Definitions

  • A

    Andon

    An Andon is a visual control that indicates the status of a machine, manufacturing line or process.

  • C

    Computer-aided process planning (CAPP)

    Computer-aided process planning is a link between design and manufacturing in a computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) environment.

  • I

    IFS AB

    IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems) is an ERP software vendor that specializes in asset-intensive, project-centric industries, such as manufacturing and distribution.

  • Infor

    Infor is a New York-based vendor of ERP and other enterprise business software.

  • IQMS

    IQMS introduced one of its newest services, WebIQ, in August 2016. WebIQ runs on HTML5 and JavaScript and essentially recreates EnterpriseIQ's user interface, allowing users to access EnterpriseIQ anywhere on any device, the vendor claims.

  • M

    manufacturing execution system (MES)

    A manufacturing execution system (MES) is an information system that connects, monitors and controls complex manufacturing systems and data flows on the factory floor.

  • manufacturing process management (MPM)

    Manufacturing process management (MPM) is the discipline of defining how products are manufactured so production processes can be made more efficient and responsive.

  • material requirements planning (MRP)

    Material requirements planning (MRP) refers to production planning and inventory control software systems that are used to manage the manufacturing process.

  • P

    process manufacturing

    Process manufacturing is the production of goods by combining supplies, ingredients or raw substances using a formula or recipe.

  • S

    process mining software

    Process mining software is a type of analytics software that mines the event logs of enterprise applications for trends and patterns that can help improve understanding of the processes and make them more efficient.

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