Data Models and Process Models for Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems

  • A. DiLeva
  • P. Giolito
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In the 19th century, the factory has advanced through the evolution of manufacturing techniques and technologies. But, as stated in /FLG85/:

“Efforts to improve the manufacturing process have resulted in development of technologies in a segregated manner. Just as high-tech advances in manufacturing systems have resulted in ‘islands’ of automation, so too, this segregated development has led to ‘island’ of manufacturing information systems”

Recent trends, however, have proved the importance of the integration of the various manufacturing and information sub-systems existing in the overall factory organization. Moreover, the development of the Conceptual Modelling area of Computer Science (see, for instance, /BMS84/), gives now a sound basis to face the integration process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. DiLeva
    • 1
  • P. Giolito
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica via V.Università di TorinoTorino

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