A2 Section C - Computer Systems

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What does CADMAT stand for?
Computer Aided Design, Manufacture and Testing
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What is CADMAT?
The integration of computer systems at every point of manufacture.
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Why do manufacturers use CADMAT?
They are adaptable and accurate. They provide cost-effective, fast, high-quality production.
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Give 3 examples of where computers may be used.
Creative and technical design; modelling and testing before production; communicating with clients; managing stock; planning production; controlling equipment; monitoring quality & safety
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What does PDM systems stand for?
Product Data Management systems
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What is PDM? What is it an example of?
Integrates all aspects of manufacturing; an example of 'electronic product definition' (EPD) systems.
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What does PDM software do?
Organise and communicate accurate, up-to-date information in a database, monitor production and enabling fast, efficient and cost-effective manufacturing on a global scale.
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What is Real Time Processing?
Updating of data at the time the events are happening, such as work in progress.
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Give 3 advantages to Real Time Processing.
Increased productivity, improved quality control, improved costing, reduced labour turnover, reduction in wage costs.
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When was Just in Time (JIT) developed?
1960s
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What is JITs aim?
Meet customer orders quickly, at the required level of quality, the right quantity and minimum waste of materials, time and resources.
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Why are JIT and QR manufacturing processes combined?
Reduces need for raw material stock, space for keeping stock, finished goods in stock, cuts cost of tying money up in stock
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How is JIT applied to textiles?
Workers are divided into teams, who carry their garment round a group of machines. They work at a bundle at a time so there is no work in progress, with a production manager giving constant feedback.
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