I am beginning a basic shop floor control system for a client who currently consults giving advice on optimizing manufacturing processes. My problem is that he uses very broad and vague terminology in descriinbign requirements to me, and I would like, ideally, to consult some reference models or diagrams or such systems, but Google research is proving quite slow and not to fruitful.
For example, my client uses the term 'machine' for what I have found out could rather be called a 'work center', and has no term for what I have found out should be called a 'work center'. Adding additional tables required for a nice system design but don't feature in his paper design adds more challenge. What do I call the definition of 'the process done by a work center to produce a product (or BOM item)' etc.