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|Description:||x, 249 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Part 1 A general approach to CIM: introduction to CIM; technology and organization background for CIM; implementing CIM; creating a CIM concept; integration processes and technologies; CIM and FCIM; introduction to the Japanese CIM. Part 2 CIM in Hitachi: a general Hitachi approach to CIM; the scope of CIM; outline of the Hitachi CIM; Hitachi integrated planning methods for strategic information systems; the assembly evaluation method (AEM); the automatic assembly line for video tape recording (VTR) mechanisms; a CIM system for electrical appliance production. Part 3 CIM and concurrent engineering - the MELCO case: the CIM concept and concurrent engineering; the CIM models and subsystems; the production planning system and CIM; an application of production planning system; the case of the Nakatsugawa factory (NCIM) for customer-oriented CIM of ventilators; customer-oriented CIM in moulded-case circuit breakers; the implementation of the CIM/FA strategy. Part 4 The kernel of Toyota CIM - mechatronic network (ME-NET): a general approach; mechatronics; a general presentation of ME-NET; ME-NET position in CIM; technical presentation of the ME-NET; communications functions in ME-NET; benefits and perspectives of ME-NET. Part 5 Conceptual views for CIM: Ome works Toshiba CIM (OT-CIM); general approach; steps and campaigns for OT-CIM; database and networks for CIM; Omron Corporation; improvement information function for CIM; conceptual approach to CIM; CIM concept in Toyo Engineering Corporation (TEC). Part 6 Strategies for CIM implementation: Tokyo Electric Corporation; implementation of MRP system; parts and work-in-process control system using bar code; development of total productivity (TP) movement; approach to CIM development; the need for CIM; CIM at the TEC Ohito plant; Fanuc Ltd; the situation before CIM; status of implementation of CIM; Shimizu Corporation; Nippodenso Corporation. Part 7 CIM, IMS and FGMS: historical trend and future framework for CIM; the Sigma project; objectives, strategies and activities; Sigma system overview; FAIS (factory automation interconnection system); the FAIS goals and FNE requirements; the FNE plant systems; FAIS and MAP; the IMS programme; the concept of the CIM system in relation to the next generation; an overview of IMS; the significance of the word "intelligence"; some actual research programmes in IMS. Part 8 Final comments, and prospects for CIM in Japan: the reality of technology and CIM in Japan; definition, objectives and factors for CIM; strategy and stages of implementation; types of CIM; planning and CIM reality; networks for CIM; problems and difficulties.|
|Series Title:||Manufacturing research and technology, 21.|