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Architecture for Modeling and Simulation of Global Distributed Enterprises



Charles R. McLean, Swee K. Leong, Frank H. Riddick


This paper presents an overview of a neutral reference architecture for integrating distributed manufacturing simulation systems with each other, with other manufacturing software applications, and with manufacturing data repositories. Other manufacturing software applications include, but are not limited to systems used to: 1) design products, 2) specify processes, 3) engineer manufacturing systems, and 4) manage production. The architecture identifies the software building blocks and interfaces that will facilitate the integration of distributed simulation systems and enable the integration of those systems with other manufacturing software applications. The architecture is being developed as part of the international Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) MISSION project.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the ASIM 2000 Conference
Conference Location


architecture, manufacturing, simulation


McLean, C. , Leong, S. and Riddick, F. (2000), Architecture for Modeling and Simulation of Global Distributed Enterprises, Proceedings of the ASIM 2000 Conference, , USA, [online], (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021