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IMES II - Production Management Standards: Requirements Analysis for Shop Floor Status



C M. Lecapitaine, Frank H. Riddick, Albert T. Jones


Performance Computing and Communication (HPCC) program is to accelerate the development of future generations of high performance computers and networks and the use of these resources in the government and throughout the U.S. economy. NIST's Systems Integration of Manufacturing Applications (SIMA) Program coordinates many of the agency's HPCC activities to: - Develop information exchange and interface protocols to address manufacturing integration problems; - Establish test mechanisms for validating protocols and implementations, and - Transfer information technology solutions to manufacturing enterprises. The outputs of the SIMA Program will be a collection of specifications called Initial Manufacturing Exchange Specifications (IMES). This document describes the results of the requirements analysis phase and will specifiy the information required for the exchange of information between shop floor scheduling and shop floor data collection applications.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6123
Report Number


information requirements, Systems Integration of Manufacturing Applications


Lecapitaine, C. , Riddick, F. and Jones, A. (1998), IMES II - Production Management Standards: Requirements Analysis for Shop Floor Status, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created September 30, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021