Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy has been expanded!

The WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy has been expanded.  It provides a foundation of 1,170 terms and 371 synonyms and can be customized to include specific terms to meet the document management needs of any manufacturing company. 

In this expansion we've added to several areas. The Manufacturing Planning section has been changed to include Scheduling.  Manufacturing Production now incorporates Methods, Strategies, Production Processes, Production Control, and more.  Manufacturing Safety has also been expanded.

We have added both Documents and Records as well as Guidelines and Regulations as top level terms.

Manufacturing Processes is a new top level term.  It includes Discrete Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, and Additive Manufacturing.

Discrete Manufacturing covers Bill of Materials and Process Manufacturing contains Formulations and Ingredients.  Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) incorporates terms relating to Additive Manufacturing Techniques, Scanning, Process Types, and Materials - both Filaments and Powder Additives.

To focus on specific areas of manufacturing we will soon be releasing several new taxonomies to complement our WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy.  The first of these will be the new WAND Food and Beverage Manufacturing Taxonomy and the WAND Packaging Taxonomy.
As with all WAND Taxonomies, the WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.