Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)
In the present day global marketplace, manufacturing organizations are facing national as well as international competition, forcing them to further improve their performance. To this effect, the concepts of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) (O’Rourke 1987) have been introduced in various production environments with the intent of:
Improving human productivity at all levels;
Improving product quality;
Improving capital resource productivity;
Providing rapid response to the market demands.
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