Organizational Alternatives in the Integration of CAD/CAM
The present paper concerns organizational changes related to the development and interconnection of computer aids for design and manufacturing in the metalworking industries. The topic is particularly interesting because such computer systems now will tie together activities of design and planning departments in ways quite different from what has been established practice. These integrated CAD/CAM systems will tend to create organizational disturbances across boundaries of departments that probably cannot be sorted out by intradepartmental measures alone.
KeywordsShop Floor Process Planner Metalworking Industry Production Planning System Good Process Plan
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