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The Map Solution In The General Motors Oshawa, Ontario Car Body Assembly Plant Spie, September 8,1989
Author(s): Orest Lev Storoshchuk; Dauid Daly
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an ongoing General Motors of Canada pilot project intended to resolve factory floor communication problems in the Oshawa, Ontario Car Body Assembly Plant. This was initially a university research and development project, but some results are being moved into the full production environment. We start by introducing the problems faced in computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) in general, and then concentrate on the specific problems encountered in the Oshawa plant. After this overview, we discuss the reasons behind using the Manufacturing Automation Protocol (MAP) Local Area Network and fiber optic media to solve these problems. The design philosophy and some technical aspects of these implementations are also included in this paper. There are several areas which need further work; we will discuss present efforts and future directions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963448
Show Author Affiliations
Orest Lev Storoshchuk, Bosco Chan (Canada)
Dauid Daly, Cd Networks (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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