computer-integrated manufacturing

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computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM)

the use of COMPUTERS to integrate all facets of PRODUCTION planning and control, including product design, factory layout planning, production scheduling and stock control. See COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING.
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And Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) links all the disparate computer-controlled "islands of automation" into a single, integrated system that is fast, responsive, flexible, and inexpensive at high volumes.
Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), computerized numerical control (CNC), statistical quality control (SQC), just-in-time manufacturing (JIT), computer aided drafting (CAD), robotics and other new technologies are now common production practices.
The conference chairman was Eberhard C Stotko, manager of Automotive Industry and Computer Integrated Manufacturing for IBM, Muenchen, West Germany.
This package of software and hardware, to be installed at the Emerging Technologies Center of the Americas but presented college-wide, will provide state-of-the-art computer integrated manufacturing capability, with many extras.

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