Original Date: 04/07/1997
Revision Date: 04/14/2003
Information : Manufacturing Planning System
Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) is using Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) to improve its manufacturing planning system. CAPP is an automated paperless system that provides real time data and reduces the configuration problems encountered by traditional or manual means.
CAPP provides shop floor graphics and other value-added data needed to perform an operation, along with information for determining process variations and capability. This user-friendly system provides a standard library of plans, operations, and text which allow the user to build partial or full process plans by inputting minimal information. CAPP also maintains a historical record of all process revisions which include previous routings, drawing revisions, and a comment sheet which contains information on any changes made to a process. CAPP yields reductions in planning cycle time; defines and controls process requirements; and enhances communication between the planning and production/shop personnel.
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