In this paper, a virtual reality based decision support framework for manufacturing applications is discussed. The Decision Support Framework includes the use of an Enterprise Modeling Language (EML) and a Decision Support System. EML is used to create an information-oriented model of the processes and activities in a target domain, which provides a structured basis for understanding the activities and relationships in that domain. This understanding facilitates the creation of a virtual environment for manufacturing analysis. The Decision Support System is used to interface operations (process related) information in a real time control system with representations of objects in a virtual reality based environment.