Managerial integration and CIM - a strategic response

C. A. Voss, V. Russell, D. Twigg, G. Winch

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    Abstract

    This research reports on field-based research into the use of integration mechanism the context of CIM to achieve a strategic response to develop, design and manufacture new products quickly and effectively. It complements the work of Burbridge et al.7, who have developed a methodology for identifying where integration is required between and inside functions. Burbridge's methodology leads to the need to state the means for integration, but does not suggest specific means. The research reported here identifies specific means, and provides some guidelines for managers. A categorization of the mechanisms needed to support CIM in achieving strategic goals is suggested.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-108
    Number of pages6
    JournalComputer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1991

    Keywords

    • computer integrated manufacture
    • managerial integration
    • product design/development/manufacture
    • strategic response

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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