Design and implementation of computer integrated manufacturing in small and medium-sized enterprises: A case study

A. Gunasekaran, H. B. Marri, B. Lee

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the implementation of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). Since many manufacturing organizations compete in international markets, a company strategy should be justified before making any major advanced technology-related investment decisions. The bottleneck for realizing CIM systems in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is often the lack of in-house knowledge about how to design a CIM system and how to implement the existing technological components to improve the manufacturing performance. It is necessary to develop a framework for the design and implementation of CIM in SMEs. The literature on the design and implementation of CIM is reviewed, a framework for the design and implementation of CIM in SMEs is developed, and a case study is conducted which involves collecting and analyzing data from a small company, Company A, to develop a practical framework for the implementation of CIM in SMEs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-54
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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