agile manufacturing


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agile manufacturing

[¦a·jəl ‚man·yü′fak·chə·riŋ]
(industrial engineering)
Operations that can be rapidly reconfigured to satisfy changing market demands.
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The reason for this speedy delivery is that the plant has joined countless others in initiating a process that has become known as "agile manufacturing" or a mixture of flexible automation, computer controls, and lean inventories.
Typical examples are CAD/CAM/CAE/CAPP/CIM, FMS, Design for manufacturing, Agile manufacturing, Intelligent manufacturing systems, Agent based manufacturing system.
The other, from the School of Engineering, is developing and applying to industry leading-edge "Digital Enterprise Technology" and "Agile Manufacturing" methods to help businesses reduce risk and improve competitiveness.
Lean or agile manufacturing is yet another example of the industry's ongoing efforts to meet manufacturer's changing needs.
Such "agile manufacturing" could utilize interactive on-line communication services between processors and equipment vendors.
INDUSTRIES ARE EMBRACING the concepts of agile manufacturing, which favor nimble principles over the aging techniques of mass production.
With Fuse, well convene brilliant minds and agile manufacturing hubs to transform product and technology innovation, said Dyan Finkhousen, Director of Open Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing for GE Global Operations.
At Mazak's HQ, additional customer support is provided by the Agile Manufacturing Center, which is intended to meet customers' needs for advanced manufacturing techniques and machine tools, and the Optimum Customer Support Program, which provides lifetime support for Mazak's machines.
For this just-in-time era of "agile manufacturing," you'll see that quick-mold-change (QMC) provisions are becoming nearly universal.
Most companies with CAD/CAM systems are now using models developed in design as the geometric input for concurrent engineering, agile manufacturing, and design for manufacturability.
The first phase of the agile manufacturing solution creates the theoretical assembly sequence required to build a product such as a train, airplane or digger.
Granite, IA, March 05, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Agile Manufacturing, producer of the Miller Loader and GrabTec, announced today that they will be participating in an upcoming episode of American Farmer.

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