Design of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems

  • D. R. Hughes
  • R. S. Maull
Conference paper

Abstract

The paper describes the development and testing of a methodology for the design of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems. A start is made by discussing the problems encountered in developing CIM systems focussing on the design of system architecture which, the authors believe, is the least well understood. Next, an approach is described which will enable companies to implement CIM by an incremental development of their existing systems. The paper concludes with an example illustrating the value of the approach in a mediumsized manufacturing company.

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Europe 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Hughes
    • 1
  • R. S. Maull
    • 1
  1. 1.Kingston Polytechnic and Bristol PolytechnicKingston upon ThamesEngland

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