CCE: An Integration Platform for Distributed Manufacturing Applications

A Survey of Advanced Computing Technologies

  • ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA

Part of the Research Reports ESPRIT book series (ESPRIT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 1-10
  3. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 11-31
  4. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 33-41
  5. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 43-66
  6. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 67-89
  7. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 91-135
  8. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 137-144
  9. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 145-154
  10. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 155-173
  11. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 175-190
  12. ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    Pages 191-197
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 199-211

About this book


Within CIME environments, one continually comes across a multitude of different working practices, network devices, information systems and manufacturing technologies. This heterogeneous environment extends to individual enterprises and can have profound effects on the efficiency and effectiveness of an organisation, and often results in symptoms such as: long product lead times, poor visibility of the product and process status, high product inventory and work-inĀ­ progress, low data integrity, etc., as well as incurring excessive infrastructure costs. Having to select an appropriate information system to help achieve the business objectives of anyone manufacturing enterprise can be an awesome task. During the 1980s, vendor-independent communications such as MAP (ManuĀ­ facturing Automation Protocol) and CNMA (Communications Network for Manufacturing Applications) brought standard, open communications to computer controlled industrial devices, but this alone was not enough to satisfy the more demanding requirements of creating and maintaining manufacturing applications. In order to create manufacturing solutions that effectively utilise Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) it is necessary to look beyond the standard communications protocols to how and why applications are developed.


Automation Communications Standards Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Distributed Computing Kommunikationsstandards Monitoring Offene Systeme Open System Environments Verteilte Systeme computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) display

Editors and affiliations

  • ESPRIT Consortium CCE-CNMA
    • 1
  1. 1.CSC Manufacturing PracticeGuild Centre OfficesPreston, LancashireUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-59060-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79637-1
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