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Internetworked manufacturing: The future trend in Malaysia

Mohamed Udin, Zulkifli and Ahmad, Hartini (2002) Internetworked manufacturing: The future trend in Malaysia. In: Managing global business in the Internet age. Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, pp. 3-20. ISBN 9832479150

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Malaysia is going toward industrialization country, which emphasizes on knowledge worker as stated in Vision 2020. Information-based organization will required in the future in order to compete globally. The encouragement by government in information technology (IT) should be taken seriously by manufacturing companies in order to become excellence. In other word, IT adoption in manufacturing process can support customer-driven emphasize by many manufacturers. They are engaged in assessing ways in which their productivity, product quality and operations can be improved Most manufacturers recognize that IT adoption can affect the companies' ability to compete in producing a higher quality of products.The paper presents the future trend of IS0 9000 certified manufacturing companies in Malaysia on utilizing the computer network in their operation.From the analysis, we determine these manufacturing companies are going toward implementing a collaborative process which involves using of Internet, intranets, extranets and other network to link the workstations of engineers and other specialist with their colleagues at the other locations.This situation will not only increase the speed of information flows, but also overcome the barrier of time, cost and location.Analysis showed, the Windows-based operating system (e.g. Windows N7; Lotus Smart Suite (Notes), UNIX and Windows 2000) dominates many manufacturing companies.Other manufacturing software such as ERP, Control Systems, MS Office 2000, CAD, and MRP will be widely used by them. These software need to be supported by powerful machines such as microcomputer, visual database and ATM switching in order to make the production - operation become more effective and efficient. These peripherals demanded to be connected among companies either through Direct Link or Intranet Base/lnternet Hookup. Most of the connection to the major network is through leased line.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: College of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2012 06:29
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2012 06:29

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