This book tells how to develop a successful factory information system to manage and control computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)operations. It is directed and dedicated to those people who are involved in the preservation and enhancement of historical manufacturing strength.
1. Introduction to Computer Based Manufacturing Systems 2. What to Monitor and Control: The Needs Analysis 3. Structured Systems Analysis 4. Product Tracking and Flow Control 5. Statistical Control Charting 6. Decision Support and Automation Using Artificial Intelligence 7. Communication Networks for Factories 8. Factory Information System Implementation