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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 2 • Date April 1996

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  • Realising the benefit of concurrent engineering through BPR

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 63 - 68
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    Concurrent engineering (CE) and business process re engineering (BPR) are two of the tools that are used to bring about change, revitalise companies and make them more competitive. When correctly applied, CE and BPR can be very effective in improving the performance of a company, especially for those aspects that rely on time and responsiveness. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering data management for concurrent engineering globally

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 69 - 74
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    John Brown E&C is the world's largest chemical plant engineering and construction company employing 11000 staff in a multitude of offices. John Brown Engineers and Constructors is implementing a strategy for the use of information systems by engineers and designers in each of its many worldwide company operations spread over Europe, America and Asia. This strategy commenced in 1989 when every oper... View full abstract»

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  • Making teams work-how to get the most out of teamworking

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 75 - 79
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    Teamwork has become the management panacea for organisation ailments. The language of the sports coach has infiltrated the business environment to make us all develop teams-cross functional teams, virtual teams, project teams. The article exposes some simplistic myths and provides hard earned practical lessons in how best to tap some of the 70% of people's capability typically unused by our major ... View full abstract»

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  • All change at IBM

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 80 - 85
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    Organisations are implementing change in response to external pressures imposed by competition, customers, suppliers and the more innovative ways in which people want to work. Change aims to promote growth and this will be achieved through some combination of better products, keener prices, accelerated time to market and so on. The examination for change is very likely to offer opportunities for b... View full abstract»

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  • The software development process for an intelligent robot

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 86 - 92
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    The key problems in producing software to control intelligent robots are identified, the principal one being the difficulty of producing a detailed requirements specification. A series of process steps is defined and described in relation to the development of an intelligent robot excavator. The importance of a rational decomposition of the system into modules is stressed, and one particular compo... View full abstract»

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  • Criminal investigation systems: the growing dependence on advanced computer systems

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 93 - 100
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    Methods of criminal investigation are often heavily dependent on the coordinated activities of people who collect, evaluate and analyse substantial quantities of information. Computing techniques are being increasingly employed to support such work and several specialised systems have been developed during the past decade to meet the needs of this technically demanding market. Since most existing ... View full abstract»

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  • The CMOS end-point and related topics in computing

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 101 - 106
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    In 1954, the IBM 704 computer represented the state of the art with an add time of 36 /spl mu/s. Now we have add times of a few nanoseconds, representing a speed up factor of approximately 10000. One may get an idea of what this means by noting that an algorithm which once took ten minutes can now be done 15 times per second. As a result, industrial applications can now be based on algorithms that... View full abstract»

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  • EPSRC multimedia and networking applications research programme

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 107 - 109
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    The EPSRC has launched a managed programme of research into multimedia and networking applications. Industrial involvement is solicited in order to ensure the applicability of the research, and the adoption of results. The final date for applications for the second call is the 13th May 1996. View full abstract»

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  • Advanced Technology management through concurrent engineering

    Publication Year: 1996
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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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