Human intelligence: the key factor for successful intelligent manufacturing

Yuejin Zhou (City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China)
K.B. Chuah (City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

The study of intelligent manufacturing systems (IMS) has attracted increasing interest in recent years. Examines “human intelligence” as the key factor in IMS in the context of our present research into manufacturing automation and computerisation in PRC/HK industrial enterprises. Provides the definition of human intelligence according to relevant literature and in the context of our study, then briefly introduces the outline of IMS study in the West. Presents an analysis of the circumstances of a number of PRC/HK enterprises which the authors have studied in a recent series of industrial survey visits in mainland China and Hong Kong. Reports progress made in the study of human intelligence in manufacturing automation and computerisation. Puts forward a framework on how a manufacturing enterprise can emphasise the use of human intelligence and human resources to the full in the process of adopting advanced manufacturing and computer technologies.

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Citation

Zhou, Y. and Chuah, K.B. (2000), "Human intelligence: the key factor for successful intelligent manufacturing", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 30-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576060010303659

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MCB UP Ltd

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