The Integrated Production Operations Imperative
Developing strategies to manage production operations efficiently is a continuing concern for manufacturing enterprises. Transforming raw materials into a final product involves a complex set of activities arranged in a sequence of processes depending on the nature of the transformation. The production process is complete when all the necessary features of given a product have been achieved. These process steps are bound by tight quality standards, resource awareness, demand for higher plant throughput, rapid changes in operating conditions and the increased complexity of the plants themselves. Hence a great demand to consistently manage data related to multiple processes, as well as the relationships between them. Therefore, enterprises have faced persistent issues while maintaining and managing integrity in the overall production operations.