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A healthy and successful manufacturing base is essential to the Community's economic prosperity. European industries must be able to operate in the face of increasing global competition if they are to secure a proper share of domestic markets and compete successfully in other markets of the world. In pursuing this goal, industry must continue to develop and exploit appropriate CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) hardware and software technologies supporting the efficient design, manufacture and distribution of high quality products and providing companies with the flexibility to respond rapidly to market opportunities. Increasingly, CIM technologies must also be able to link together component suppliers, assemblers and end users in joint product development across national boundaries within the Community. In recent years ESPRIT (Specific Research & Technological Development Programme in the field of Information Technology) has played an important role in the development of new CIM tools through its support of pre-competitive industry-oriented collaborative research and development programmes. This publication contains the proceedings of the Eighth CIM-Europe Conference, held in Birmingham in 1992, the theme of which was "Applications and Benefits". Many examples of systems developed under ESPRIT CIM-E are presented.

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Authors: O'BRIEN C, University of Nottingham (GB);MACCONAILL P, CEC Bruxelles (BE);VAN PUYMBROECK W (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14350 EN (1992) 472 pp.
Availability: Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 10 52 80, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-19766-4
Record Number: 199210929 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en