TOMAS is the single system on the market offering use of Group Technology concept. This concept is one of basic elements of CIM concept (Computerized Integrated Manufacturing).
The options that are offered by TOMAS, are the following:
ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Based on product routings, one could get:
The user defines conditions for technologically similar products. This is done in such a way that one seeks products that:
Hence, the user defines (potential) technological group and TOMAS finds products that are the members of such a group.
PRODUCTS WITH SAME ROUTINGS
One gets a list of all products that are
produced by the same group of machines, i.e. work places.
This might be useful for grouping work orders: