Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) draws upon many important areas of manufacturing automation, such as CAD, CAM and MRP. It is not necessarily the sum of these components but the linking of them into an interoperable system that satisfies the various strategies and objectives of the CIM systems. The objective of the present research is to develop a formal modelling method in order to realize concurrent development and integration of the various CIM models. A model architecture of the CIM is discussed to establish systematic and logical criteria for classifying the CIM models. A computer-aided method is also proposed based on the model architecture in order to examine the consistency among a set of CIM models which are designed to represent the various aspects of the CIM system being analyzed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering