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Designing an information system for material management in engineer-to-order organizations

Dede, Erdoğan
In this thesis, an information system is designed and developed for engineer-to-order organizations to improve the traditional Bill-of-Material by handling variants of products and components efficiently. A database is developed to store the related information about inventories and configuration management in an effective way. The improved Bill-of-Material provides a common structure to access stored information for material management purposes. A model, based on network, is presented and included into the system for calculating time required to produce components and to make subassemblies or assemblies with the current inventory levels. The system is applied to TÜBİTAK-SAGE, which is an engineer-to-order organization carrying out Research and Development projects for Defense Industry.