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EP 932 Final Results: CIM/AI Value Analysis

  • W. Meyer
  • Helena M. J. Walters


In this paper, we present a value analysis on the benefits of applying AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques, especially object-oriented modeling and expert system, to CIM (Fig.1). As no defined methodology yet exists for establishing the value that can be place on applying a new technology (such as AI) to a particular domain (such as CIM), the purpose of this paper are:
  1. (1)

    to define the markets of CIM/AI products, thus taking a product view on the CIM/AI business and not the conceptual, technological and functional view as done in previews publication (Meyer 1986, 1987, 1988);

  2. (2)

    to point out the expectation and drawbacks of appraising internal CIM/AI projects;

  3. (3)

    to asses economic and strategic justification methods for CIM/AI projects; and

  4. (4)

    to apply a hybrid evaluation technique based on quantitative qualitative criteria to the CIM/AI software developed within EP 932.



Cash Flow Expert System Production Planning Computer Integrate Manufacture Factory Automation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Meyer
    • 1
  • Helena M. J. Walters
    • 2
  1. 1.Philips ForschungslaboratoriumHamburg 54Germany
  2. 2.Systems Development CentreBICC Technolgies Ltd.Hemel HempsteadUK

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