Critical Manufacturing Foundation, or cmFoundation, is an Architecture & Integration Foundation, designed to seamlessly integrate all necessary IT stack layers, and increase the interoperability of dispersed manufacturing applications.
Through an open and extensible architecture, it covers the areas of Manufacturing Execution Systems, Manufacturing System Integration, Manufacturing Equipment Integration, Manufacturing Data Analysis and Business Intelligence.
The value proposition is based on the following four pillars:
- Low Total Cost of Ownership – through usage of state-of-the-art standard integrated components, focus on simplicity and ease of use, deploy, maintain and operate
- Agility – through powerful, extensible framework, rich functionality, and ease of customization and integration
- World Class Performance & Reliability – through the usage of standard, proven, cost effective hardware & software solutions, architecture designed for performance & scalability and smart database partitioning
- Versatility – through a generic data model and rich, extensible, customizable application platform
The target industries of cmFoundation are high-tech semiconductor, solar and electronics, but it has the potential to be used in other industries as well.
cmFoundation consists on the following frameworks:
Designed for the creation of rich, interactive user experience web graphical user interfaces
This state-of-the-art framework has been developed on a cross-browser, cross-platform base for Rich Internet Applications (RIA).
RIA offer the best of both worlds: the easiness to deploy and access an application from a simple browser with the power of a local rich application.
The framework facilitates the development of user interfaces while increasing the consistency, integrity, robustness and common look and feel.
It also includes a user workflow / wizard module which guides the user through complex interaction scenarios
Business & Productivity Framework
Feature-rich, meta-data driven, high-volume transaction oriented platform, designed to increase the development speed
The business tier implements and exposes all functionality as services to the outside world. The interface layer supports Web Services among other protocols.
The business workflows is the orchestration layer used to provide higher-level functionality through the coordination of business objects.
The business objects follow a hierarchical object model, which facilitate the development of objects with a common behavior. It’s also based on metadata, which allows the customer to extend existing objects and also to create new objects which integrate with the overall system.
Designed for the creation of an automatic powerful data warehousing, reporting and data-mining integrated capabilities.
It comprises the persistency together with all the reporting and business intelligence. It’s optimized for the runtime system, thus offloading as soon as possible data to the Operational Data Store (ODS) and to the Data Warehouse (DWH).
All data from all three levels, are accessible through the same Graphical User Interface.
For more information about cmFoundation, please download the product brochure
cmFoundation brochure 1.48MB