Extended Manufacturing & Services Enterprises

Design, Engineering, and Control of Integrated, Extended, Manufacturing and Service Enterprises

Director: Young-Jun Son 

Sponsors: NSF; NIST; Boeing; Raytheon; Peabody; Sandia

Our research focus is on the design, engineering, and control of the integrated, extended, manufacturing and service enterprise. We have developed 1) a new modeling framework based on a distributed federation of multi-paradigm simulation models, 2) a new integration platform based with emerging information and distributed-computing technologies, and 3) several original reference and information models. Together, these elements enable the coordination of data-driven, multi-scale, networked-federated simulation, decision, and execution modules that facilitate real-time decision-making and control. By introducing new modeling support technology, our research has enabled ambitious, yet cost-effective, analysis and control of large, complex enterprises with major implications for profits, productivity, and information security.


Link to Computer Integrated Manufacturing Lab

Link to AIMST Center

University of Arizona College of Engineering