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Date 14 Jan 1991

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  • An open architecture for CIM

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):1/1 - 1/3
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    CIM encompasses a suite of tools that are used within the manufacturing industries to solve such business problems, as reduce time to market, achieve total quality, reduce costs, increase product reliability and organization flexibility. The author gives practical objectives for the CIM architecture in the discrete manufacturing industry and recommends the use of consultancy tools to assess the bu... View full abstract»

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  • Progress in standards for CIM framework and reference model architectures

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):5/1 - 5/2
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    Manufacturers face increasing pressures to integrate their processes more tightly. These integration pressures have generated new demands both for the necessary standards at the various interfaces between systems components, and for a framework that can express the relationships between those components. The author considers the progress in this area View full abstract»

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  • Summary of `two contrasting approaches to product data modelling: ISS and STEP'

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):4/1 - 4/4
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    The product data modelling aspects of two separate projects are reviewed. The projects are the STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product model data) program under the ISO (International Standards Organization) and the ISS (Information Support Systems for Design and Manufacture) project based in the Universities of Leeds and Loughborough. Both projects have a product data model at their core yet t... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Colloquium on `Architecture for Computer Integrated Manufacturing' (Digest No.008)

    Publication Year: 1991
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    The following topics were dealt with: an open architecture for computer integrated manufacturing, CIM; an approach to CIM architecture design, Modular Upward Building; how advances in language design can benefit the integration of programmable controllers in a CIM architecture; STEP program and ISS project approaches to product data modelling and progress in standards for CIM framework and referen... View full abstract»

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  • How advances in language design can benefit the integration of programmable controllers in a CIM architecture

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):3/1 - 3/8
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    Computer integrated manufacturing requires the harmonious cooperation of many software packages and services, from production control systems, CAD services, factory wide electronic mail, SCADA systems through to real time process control systems and plant sensors. Designing an open architecture to enable such a diverse range of software utilities from different vendors and running on different pla... View full abstract»

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  • Modular upward building-an approach to CIM architecture design

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):2/1 - 2/3
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    Describes a methodology for designing and implementing CIM architectures using a structured, modular approach. The technique is called `Modular Upward Building' and it has the capability to be applied across a variety of industries and existing architectures. Furthermore it preserves flexibility in allowing users to respond to changing business conditions after the original strategy has been desig... View full abstract»

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