Stories by Paul Kandarian

Collaborative Computing: All Together Now

A manufacturing manager in New York City looksat a manufacturing model on his computer screen. At the same time, a supplier in California sees the same model on her screen. Meanwhile in Europe, engineers tap their keyboards to make the model rotate and change shape. The supplier sees gaps in the design, determines what's needed to fill them, and lets the rest of the group know if she can create the parts required for the final product. All told, the design process happens simultaneously, saving valuable design time and--in the final analysis--money.