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ISRN Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 193124, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/193124
Research Article

Identifying Enablers of E-Manufacturing

Department of Mechanical Engineering, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Sector-6, Faridabad 121006, Haryana, India

Received 31 January 2011; Accepted 28 March 2011

Academic Editors: K. Ghali and Y. He

Copyright © 2011 Rajeev Saha and Sandeep Grover. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The term e-manufacturing refers to the ability of a manufacturing system to integrate various inputs using internet and intranet. With the market being increasingly competitive and customer oriented desiring to get best of the quality at cheapest available price of a product in shortest possible time, the role of e-manufacturing is pivotal towards the success of a company. Another important fact is that each customer may desire to have a certain different set of values added to the product being purchased. Customers want to voice their concerns directly to manufacturers thereby necessitating an interface to hear them in real-time and take suitable action thereupon, if needed, in real-time. As such identifying the enablers of e-manufacturing has become important for manufacturer in customer-oriented manufacturing to lure new customers along with retaining the old customers. It will also result in closing the gap between demand and supply of a product. This paper tries to assimilate the key enablers of e-manufacturing.