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Internet Commerce for Manufacturing Data Staging



C Parks, Jim G. Nell


This paper describes the process-flow model as proposed for use in the Internet Commerce for manufacturing (ICM), a project of the National Advanced Manufacturing Test Bed program. This model will be used to identify those internet-facilitated transactions as they are accomplished in the ICM test bed. these transactions are critical in the identification of stages where data are no longer subject to change. We note that a change to the identified data elements after passing the stage often results in scrapping of tooling or partially completed product, and further will usually require a change to the contract or bid and purchase order. These stages are the focus of the ICM just-in-time-data delivery.

NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6578
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activity modeling, flow modeling, message sequencing, printed circuit boards, pritned circuit assemblies, supply chain communications


Parks, C. and Nell, J. (2000), Internet Commerce for Manufacturing Data Staging, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021