Publication Date

Spring 2016

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Soon-Ok Park, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Neng-Shin Chen, M.S.

Third Advisor

(Clare) Xueqing Tang, Ph.D.


The objective of this project is to create an online enterprise resource planning application which allows various manufacturing companies to manage their day to day operations and plan resources accordingly. This is important part of business systems which supports the concept of continuous improvement by giving organizations the resources needed to reduce waste.

The problem which most manufacturing facilities encounter is poor communication between various function such as production and master production schedulers. For example, on day shift the production team is scheduled to produce two thousand xy widgets and after completing the order then change over to xyz widgets. What if day shift production encounter significant downtime and run behind schedule? This places production behind schedule and can also influence the way raw material is ordered. Therefore, the goal of this project is to create an application which can be leverage by all functions to make decisions as well as identify performance gaps.

The enterprise resource planning software will be a newly implemented software replacing a paper system used to reconcile production resources and cost at the end of each shift. The system is scheduled to be available for use by production supervisors by April 2016.


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