Title: Network management as a determinant for a successful computer-integrated manufacturing system

Authors: Godwin J. Udo

Addresses: College of Business, Center of Excellence, Information Systems, Tennesse State University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Abstract: Network management is a critical success factor for computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems. Telecommunication network management is a new management challenge, which in the past was handled by an outside vendor. The paper gives a description of telecommunications technology management and how it can be used to enhance the integration of technologies, resources, supplier, and customer in a CIM environment. The presentation include a set of management guidelines on how to evaluate, select, and manage telecommunications systems in order to maximise the strategic impact of CIM on organisation.

Keywords: CIMS; computer-integrated manufacturing; CIM systems; network management; system integration; telecommunications networks; technology management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1997.062264

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1997 Vol.10 No.5/6, pp.384 - 389

Published online: 02 Jun 2014 *

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