© 1989

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Handbook


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. System Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 45-94
  3. Application of CIM

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 97-115
    3. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 130-168
    4. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 169-185
    5. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 186-202
    6. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 203-217
  4. Technology Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 258-260
  5. Competitiveness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 263-276
    3. V. Daniel Hunt
      Pages 277-284
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-322

About this book


Manufacturing has entered the early stages of a revolutionary period caused by the convergence of three powerful trends: • The rapid advancement and spread of manufacturing capabilities worldwide has created intense competition on a global scale. • The emergence of advanced manufacturing technologies is dramati­ cally changing both the products and processes of modern manufac­ turing. • Changes in traditional management and labor practices, organiza­ tional structures, and decision-making criteria represent new sources of competitiveness and introduce new strategic opportunities. These trends are interrelated and their effects are already being felt by the u.s. manufacturing community. Future competitiveness for manu­ facturers worldwide will depend on their response to these trends. Based on the recent performance of u.s. manufacturers, efforts to respond to the challenges posed by new competition, technology, and managerial opportunities have been slow and inadequate. Domestic markets that were once secure have been assailed by a growing number of foreign competitors producing high quality goods at low prices. In a number of areas, such as employment, capacity utilization, research and development expenditures, and capital investment, trends in u.s. manufacturing over the last decade have been unfavorable or have not kept pace with major foreign competitors, such as Japan. There is substantial evidence that many u.s. manufacturers have neglected the manufacturing function, have overemphasized product development at the expense of process improvements, and have not begun to make the adjustments that will be necessary to be competitive.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Computer Integrated Manufacturing Handbook
  • Editors V.D. Hunt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-01651-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8874-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-1577-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 322
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
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