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Enabling Smart Manufacturing Technologies for Decision-Making Support

August 21, 2016
Author(s)
Moneer M. Helu, Don E. Libes, Joshua Lubell, Kevin W. Lyons, Katherine C. Morris
Smart manufacturing combines advanced manufacturing capabilities and digital technologies throughout the product lifecycle. These technologies can provide decision-making support to manufacturers through improved monitoring, analysis, modeling, and

DRILLING DOWN ON SMART MANUFACTURING -- ENABLING COMPOSABLE APPS

August 16, 2016
Author(s)
Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Nenad Ivezic, KC Morris, Simon P. Frechette
One of the most exciting new capabilities in Smart Manufacturing (SM) is the provisioning of manufacturing services as unbundled "apps," which could be significantly more flexible and less expensive to use than the current generation of monolithic

Methods and Tools for Performance Assurance of Smart Manufacturing Systems

June 2, 2016
Author(s)
Deogratias Kibira, Katherine C. Morris, Senthilkumaran Kumaraguru
The emerging concept of smart manufacturing systems is defined in part by the introduction of new technologies that are promoting rapid and widespread information flow within the manufacturing system and surrounding its control. These systems can deliver

Understanding sustainability data through unit manufacturing process representations: a case study on stone production

May 25, 2016
Author(s)
Bjoern J. Johansson, Mahesh Mani, William Z. Bernstein, Kevin W. Lyons, Katherine C. Morris, Laurie Rebouillat, Ilaria Barletta
Efficiency of natural stone production processes in quarries directly affects the economic output and environmental performances, such as production lead times and energy consumptions. Knowledge on stone production processes is crucial in making

Current Standards Landscape for Smart Manufacturing Systems

February 23, 2016
Author(s)
Yan Lu, Katherine C. Morris, Simon P. Frechette
The future of manufacturing lies in being able to optimize the use of resources to produce high quality product and adapt quickly to changing conditions. From smaller lot sizes, to more customization, to sudden changes in supply chain; the variability that

Methods and Tools for Performance Assurance of Smart Manufacturing Systems

December 22, 2015
Author(s)
Deogratias Kibira, Katherine C. Morris, Senthilkumaran Kumaraguru
The emerging concept of smart manufacturing systems is defined in part by the introduction of new technologies that are promoting rapid and widespread information flow within the manufacturing system and surrounding its control. These systems can deliver

Performance Challenges Identification Method for Smart Manufacturing Systems

November 27, 2015
Author(s)
Kiwook Jung, Katherine C. Morris, Kevin W. Lyons, Swee K. Leong, Hyunbo Cho
Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) need to be agile to adapt to new situations by using detailed, precise, and appropriate data for intelligent decision-making. The intricacy of the relationship of strategic goals to operational performance across the many

Identifying Performance Assurance Challenges for Smart Manufacturing

November 11, 2015
Author(s)
Moneer M. Helu, Katherine C. Morris, Kiwook Jung, Kevin W. Lyons, Swee K. Leong
Smart manufacturing has the potential to address many of the innovation drivers faced by industry. However, the manufacturing community often needs assistance to develop and use the variety of available technologies to improve their systems. To assure the

Standards Landscape and Directions for Smart Manufacturing Systems

August 24, 2015
Author(s)
Yan Lu, Katherine C. Morris, Simon P. Frechette
The future of manufacturing lies in being able to adapt quickly to changing conditions. From smaller lot sizes, to more customization, to sudden changes in supply chain, the variability that manufacturers face is rapidly increasing. The key to enabling

An Information Classification System for Life Cycle and Manufacturing Standards

August 18, 2014
Author(s)
Sarah Wolff, Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, David Lechevalier, KC Morris
Sustainable manufacturing aims to increase efficiency and offset negative impacts throughout the life cycle of products. A myriad of standards pertaining to various aspects of a product's life cycle exist; however, it is often difficult for non-experts to

Sustainable Manufacturing Program Workshop Report

July 9, 2014
Author(s)
Sudarsan Rachuri, Katherine C. Morris, Utpal Roy, David Dornfeld, Soundar Kumara
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Sustainable Manufacturing Program held a workshop on November 13-14, 2012, in Gaithersburg, MD. Dr. Shyam Sunder, Director of NIST’s Engineering Laboratory, initiated the workshop proceedings. In

REQUIREMENTS ANALYSES TO SUPPORT A MATERIAL INFORMATION MODEL FOR SUSTAINABILITY

November 21, 2013
Author(s)
Paul W. Witherell, Arvind Harinder, Katherine C. Morris
Materials, and therefore material selections, influence the sustainable impact of a product from beginning to end-of-life. With improved access to material information, product designers can attain newfound insight into the sustainability implications of

A Methodology for Handling Standards Terminology for Sustainable Manufacturing

October 30, 2013
Author(s)
Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, David J. Lechevalier, Katherine C. Morris, Sudarsan Rachuri
In order to develop the discipline of sustainable manufacturing, the language of discourse needs to be properly and clearly communicated, for both manufacturers and consumers. As a result a range of information standards that define the needed terminology

IDENTIFYING THE MATERIAL INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE DECISION MAKING

August 7, 2013
Author(s)
Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, Paul W. Witherell, Jae H. Lee, Katherine C. Morris, Sudarsan Rachuri
Materials play a central role in product manufacturing, contributing to each phase of product development in the form of either a component or process material. As the product revolves around materials, so does much of the product information. Material

NIST Ontological Visualization Interface for Standards: User’s Guide

August 1, 2013
Author(s)
David J. Lechevalier, Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, Katherine C. Morris, Sean Reidy, Sudarsan Rachuri
The NIST Ontological Visualization Interface for Standards (NOVIS) was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide an interactive visual interface to the terminology used in a variety of standards related to

Sustainability through Lifecycle Synthesis of Material Information

April 19, 2013
Author(s)
Paul W. Witherell, Katherine C. Morris, Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, Jae H. Lee, Sudarsan Rachuri
The synthesis of material information across lifecycle stages will lay the foundation for a material information model to support sustainable decision making. This paper explores how material information is represented in select standards that address

XML Validation Website: A User's Guide

November 16, 2011
Author(s)
Julien C. Cuvillier, Katherine C. Morris
This report describes the XML Validation website which hosts a number of XML parsing tools that can be used to remotely validate XML schema files against the W3C XML Schema standard, and XML data files against their corresponding XML schemas. The first

Constraint Generator User's Guide

September 30, 2010
Author(s)
Salifou Sidi Malick, Matthew Molek, Katherine C. Morris
This document describes the Constraint Generator. The Constraint Generator is a tool developed at NIST to automate the generation of schematron scripts for an advance validation of XML documents. The tool allows the user to open an XSD schema, view a tree

A Framework for XML Schema Naming and Design Rules Development Tools

June 1, 2010
Author(s)
Katherine C. Morris
Many organizations are facing enormous challenges today in trying to integrate a wide range of software systems. These systems span the functional areas within an organization, as well as, the multitude of organizations and countries involved in a business

QOD Standalone Users Guide

December 16, 2009
Author(s)
Julien C. Cuvillier, Katherine C. Morris
This report describes installation and use of the XML Schema Quality of Design Standalone testing system, or QOD Standalone. QOD Standalone is one of several tools produced by NIST's XML Testbed project within the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division

Framework for XML Schema Naming and Design Rules Development Tools

July 9, 2009
Author(s)
Katherine C. Morris, Joshua Lubell, Salifou Sidi Malick
Manufacturing industry is facing an enormous challenge today in trying to integrate a wide range of systems. The systems span the functional areas of manufacturing, as well as, the multitude of organizations and countries involved in the manufacture of