The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Enterprise Integration Inc. (EII) are sponsoring a conference on how computer programs for business models, modeling and simulation methodologies, and automation tools and technology can be used in consort to offer manufacturing enterprises a competitive advantage. Participants in the "IFIP 5.7 Advances in Production Management Systems: Modeling and Implementing the Integrated Enterprises" conference, to be held Sept. 19-21 in Rockville, Md., will look at the role of integrated computer production and control systems in such activities as "building inventory transparency," "global sourcing" and developing "frameworks for enterprise modeling." The September meeting should be of particular interest to industry and academic researchers interested in the latest advances in computer applications to industrial engineering, business administration, management and systems operations.
The conference is associated with the International Federation on Information Processing and its 5.7 working group on the use of computer systems in production management. For further conference information and to register online, go to www.apms2005.org/index.html.