The Manufacturing Product Modeler (EI-MPM)
is primarily used to modify the configuration of a build to stock.
The assembly/test procedures for build to
stock products can be generated as a static sequence by a process engineer using the
"Knowledge Editor" or it can be generated dynamically by creating a model using
the "Product Modeler". The procedure is generated dynamically by sending
the product model to the "Scheduler" where the pertinent instructions are
generated for each of the assembly/test stations that will be used.
The advantage to using this modeling
approach is twofold. The first is that you are able to update all your processes
with a simple point and click when components or their placement change in the
configuration of your standard products. The second is that you can schedule a mix
of standard products and build to order products on the same assembly/test line.