CIM Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Computer Steered Industry

  • August-Wilhelm Scheer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. August-Wilhelm Scheer
    Pages 1-2
  3. August-Wilhelm Scheer
    Pages 3-15
  4. August-Wilhelm Scheer
    Pages 17-62
  5. August-Wilhelm Scheer
    Pages 63-110
  6. Wilfried Emmerich, Lothar Gröner, Lothar Roth, Peter Neu, Hansjörg W. Mohr, Ulrich Grupe et al.
    Pages 111-147
  7. Dieter Steinmann
    Pages 149-183
  8. August-Wilhelm Scheer
    Pages 185-193
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 195-201

About this book


Modern information technology has opened up new possibilities of flexibilization and cost reduction in production. The author defines CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacturing - as a concept for the structuring of industrial enterprises. Manufacturing technologies demand a CIM concept which can be realized through the capabilities of information processing available today. The idea of integrating different areas of CIM, such as production planning and control (PPC), computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM), is explained through operating chains and put into a CIM architecture based on a hierarchy of EDP systems. The stance taken in this book of defining CIM as a total concept for industrial enterprises is increasingly gaining ground. The book does not aim to put the functional details of the individual CIM components (PPC, CAD, CAP and CAM) in the foreground, but rather to emphasize the integration principles for the functional demands of the individual components. This book appeared in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1987, and within one year it had run to three editions. The author contributes to this book not only his scientific knowledge but also his experience as a consultant for implementing CIM concepts.


Information Technology (IT) Planning Steuerung computer integrated manufacturing computer-aided manufacturing computer-integrated manufacturing decision support system information processing manufacturing networks organization production production planning production systems scheduling

Authors and affiliations

  • August-Wilhelm Scheer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrücken 11Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97107-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97105-1
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