CIM Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750608206, 9781483144900

CIM Handbook

1st Edition

The Opportunities for Rationalisation Opened up by the Acquisition and Integration of Computer Automation

Editors: M. Mesina Wilfried J. Bartz Elmar Wippler
eBook ISBN: 9781483144900
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st December 1993
Page Count: 418
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CIM Handbook: The Opportunities for Rationalisation Opened Up by the Acquisition and Integration of Computer Automation aims to help everyone responsible for structuring computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) concepts and for procuring and selecting CIM components, to find the solutions which meet their requirements in an optimal way, as well as having scope for future development. The significance of the most important individual CIM packages, their function, the increase in efficiency to be obtained by their implementation and the prerequisites for their integration in a total CIM concept will all be clearly set out in this book. The book begins with a discussion of CIM and the increasing competition faced by companies in both domestic and international markets. This is followed by separate chapters on the most important CIM packages; the basic prerequisites of CIM, namely local networks and databases; the implementation of CIM projects; and CIM concepts for the middle-order companies. The final chapter describes the successful implementation of an automated assembly provisioning system in the car industry.

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction

List of abbreviations

1 CIM - A challenge even for middle-order firms

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Industry in West Germany

1.3 Strategies for maintaining competitiveness

1.4 Factory 2000

1.5 Staff Qualification

1.6 Changes to company organization

2 The most important CIM packages

2.1 CAD

2.2 Scientific and technical computation and product optimization

2.3 PP&C - Production planning and control

2.4 CAP - one building block within an integrated CIM solution

2.5 CAQ - Computer aided quality management

2.6 SFDC - Shop-floor data collection

2.7 Tool management

2.8 Computer-based assembly planning

2.9 Computer-based planning for using robots

2.10 Use of computers in the purchasing and sales departments

2.11 Computer-based publicity and customer support

2.12 Computer integrated manufacturing and optimization in logistics and production management

2.13 Commercial data processing

2.14 The linking of computer automation packages, using the example of the CAD/NC data transfer

3 Communications technology and databases as a basic prerequisite for CIM

3.1 The choice of local networks for manufacturing operations

3.2 Using the database in network operation

4 The procedure when introducing CIM

4.1 The successful implementation of CIM projects in middle order companies

4.2 Improved materials and information flow in the operation/business - solution by simulation

4.3 CIM efficiency from the controller's point of view

4.4 Providing legal protection for the installation of CIM

4.5 Impact of the new computer automation technologies on small and middle-order production operations

4.6 Distinctive features of CIM installation in the electrical and electronics industries

5 CIM concepts of the vendors, illustrated by IBM, Bosch and Siemens

5.1 CIM concepts for the middle-order companies - implementation with present-day resources

5.2 BOSCH manufacturing technology - the use of CIM building blocks to link planning and manufacturing

5.3 The EDP vendors' automation concepts, illustrated by Siemens

6 Practical experience of introducing CIM

6.1 The successful implementation of an automated assembly provisioning system in the car industry




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M. Mesina

Wilfried J. Bartz

Elmar Wippler

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