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Object-oriented Software for Manufacturing Systems

  • S. Adiga

Part of the Intelligent Manufacturing book series (IMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. S. Adiga
      Pages 1-5
  3. Conceptual Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. S. Adiga
      Pages 38-40
  4. Design and Implementation Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. S. Adiga, J. Kolyer
      Pages 106-124
    3. S. Adiga
      Pages 167-170
  5. Manufacturing Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. David Wilczynski, David K. Wallace
      Pages 194-226
    3. S. Adiga
      Pages 227-229
  6. Management and Organizational Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. S. Adiga
      Pages 253-257
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 258-270

About this book

Introduction

I must confess that I stumbled upon the object-oriented (00) world view during my explorations into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) in search of a new solution to the problem of building computer-integrated manufacturing systems (CIM). In 00 computing, I found the constructs to model the manufacturing enterprise in terms of information, a resource that is common to all activities in an organization. It offered a level of modularity, and the coupling/binding neces­ sary for fostering integration without placing undue restrictions on what the individual applications can do. The implications of 00 computing are more extensive than just being a vehicle for manufacturing applications. Leaders in the field such as Brad Cox see it introducing a paradigm shift that will change our world gradually, but as radically as the Industrial Revolution changed manufacturing. However, it must be borne in mind that simply using an object-oriented language or environment does not, in itself, ensure success in one's applications. It requires a different way of thinking, design discipline, techniques, and tools to exploit what the technology has to offer. In other words, it calls for a paradigm shift (as defined by Kuhn in The Structure of Scientific Revolution, a classic text in the history of science).

Keywords

manufacturing object software

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Adiga
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial Engineering and Operations ResearchUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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