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Joint Technical and Organisational Design of CIM Systems for SMEs

Objective

The objective of this exploratory action was to establish the user needs and problems arising out of the introduction of CIM into SMEs.
The objective of this exploratory action was to establish the user needs and problems arising out of the introduction of computer integrated manufacture (CIM) into small and medium sized enterprises (SME). Using questionnaires and plant visits, the problems SMEs face when designing and implementing CIM were identified. The strengths and weaknesses of existing tools were assessed in areas of technical and organizational design of CIM systems. The problems of incorporating human factors in technology research and development projects were identified, along with techniques for the economic justification of CIM. Particular attention was paid to the future needs for CIM implementation in SMEs.

Coordinator

Cheshire Henbury Research & Consultancy
Address
Tamworth House
SK11 8UW Macclesfield
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE HOJSKOLE
Denmark
Address
Anker Egelundsvej, 301
2800 Lyngby
EXTECH
Ireland
Address
Buttermilk Walk, 3
Galway
GEPRO
Germany
Address
Kullenhofstraße 42A
52074 Aachen
INTERVISIE STRATEGIE & ORGANISATIE ADVIES
Netherlands
Address
Schipholweg, 88
2316 XD Leiden
Universität Bremen
Germany
Address
Klagenfurter Straße Betriebshof
28359 Bremen