Date of Award
Master of Science
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Tarun Gupta
Dr. Frank Wolf
Dr. Richard Munsterman
Masters Thesis-Open Access
An interface program was designed to transfer production data from MAPICS/DB, a MRP II software, to FACTOR 5.2, a Finite Capacity Scheduling software. Since FACTOR 5.2 is designed to be used in a stand-alone mode with its own independent data base, this interface program extracts data from the MRP II System and converts it to formats specified by the Scheduling System. To create a computer model of the manufacturing process, information about manufacturing orders, routings, and production facilities was obtained from MAPICS/DB files. Certain information needed by FACTOR 5.2, which is not available in MAPICS/DB, was supplemented by the program as auxiliary data. Three program modules were developed and were presented in the form of a menu to facilitate flexibility of data transfer.
There are several advantages in using this interface, which include faster what-if analysis, better management of production constraints by advance visibility of production conditions, and early preventive actions.
Pothuri, Raghu, "Design and Development of a User Interface between MAPICS/DB and Factor 5.2" (1997). Masters Theses. 4927.