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A Process Model for Production System Engineering



Charles R. McLean, Swee K. Leong


The Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications (SIMA) Production Project at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working on the integration of a software tools environment for engineering production systems. This paper describes a process model for the engineering production systems and how that model is being used to integrate the commercial software tools into a workstation environment. The tools used to implement the environment are commercial off-the shelf software products offered by a number of different vendors. The project is being undertaken as a collaborative effort between NIST researchers, several universities, and U.S. manufactures.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IFIP WG 5.7 on Production Management Systems
Conference Location
Seattle, WA, USA


engineering tool integration, manufacturing system engineering, process modeling


McLean, C. and Leong, S. (1995), A Process Model for Production System Engineering, Proceedings of the IFIP WG 5.7 on Production Management Systems, Seattle, WA, USA, [online], (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created July 31, 1995, Updated October 12, 2021