Digital, Internet‐enabled assembly line and factory modeling is essential for creating hardware and software independent, model‐driven system designs that can be implemented in a variety of different ways on a global‐basis in different countries and industries based on constraints such as cost, quality, productivity, real time responsiveness, technological support, culture, climate, risk factors, and others. In order to make our model‐driven approach practical, we follow an analytical, quantitative and open‐source computational method and use IBM's Rational Rose, UML (unified modeling language). This is an industry‐standard, platform‐independent, object‐oriented software and system analysis/design and documentation method, as well as a language for specifying, constructing, visualizing and documenting complex systems. To illustrate our Internet‐enabled factory design and modeling approach we demonstrate in‐depth examples of our own Internet‐enabled factory system designs, including class diagrams, use case and activity diagrams, and even some automatically generated Java code.
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