The fast‐changing manufacturing environment has been the prime cause of a company′s growing dissatisfaction with its production information system, which ultimately led to the realization of the need for an Integrated Manufacturing Information System (IMIS). A three‐stage procedure was established to assist the investment decision, which involved informal communication, project appraisal, and installation planning. While the long‐term impact of the IMIS on the company′s business operation is yet to be fully understood, its short‐term benefits are being realized. These include substantial savings on overheads, a marked increase in productive hours, and promising improvement in productivity.
Zhuang, L. and Burns, G. (1994), "Integrated Manufacturing Information System: : A Three‐stage Decision Procedure", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 10-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576069410064706Download as .RIS
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