Title: Computer integrated manufacturing: a survey of concepts

Authors: M. Todd Foltz, M.M. Tanik

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275-0122, USA. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275-0122, USA

Abstract: A brief introduction to computer integrated manufacturing is given. The different components of computer integrated manufacturing, where they are located, and their availability to the business are discussed. In addition, we examine why companies do not automate and discuss the reasons why a company should implement CIM. Several strategies businesses can take to integrate computers into their company are also discussed. Finally, we examine several actual cases of CIM implementation.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; computer aided manufacturing; CAM; CIM implementation; computer integrated manufacturing; human systems; information systems; manufacturing systems; automated manufacturing technology; AMT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1990.062693

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1990 Vol.3 No.1, pp.26 - 33

Available online: 11 Jun 2014 *

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