Today's spotlight is on Reg Crock's talk on Smalltalk and automotive systems:
Automotive Manufacturing Execution Systems In Smalltalk experience report Reg Krock: Locksley Creek Software Monday 4:45:00 pm to 5:30:00 pm
Abstract: This session would review the experience of implementing a distributed VAST solution in three automotive plants. The experience report would review the original design and how it improved from plant to plant.
Issues involved included guaranteed fast response time, robustness, agile systems using simplified rules and actions, and coordination of the entire system. The most recent system had a shop floor response time of approximately 20 milliseconds per event. It has met this and other requiements well, had a very smooth implementation, and is now a great success story.
Bio: Reg Krock has been involved in software development, in a variety of management and development roles, for the last 25 years. For the last 7 years he has been involved in the development of Smalltalk applications in the manufacturing environment, primarily real-time manufacturing execution systems for automotive plants. He has also been involved in the development of Smalltalk applications for the steel and automotive parts sectors.