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Quality system design and development in the CIMS environment

Yuejin Zhou (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
K.B. Chuah (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Zhengkang Lu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Article publication date: 1 April 1999

Abstract

Quality is a fundamental assurance of enterprises’ survival and development. The design and development of a quality system in the environment of CIMS are a very important task in the process of CIM implementation. This paper addresses the development of a quality system and its implementation methodology in the environment of CIMS in China. The quality system is one of the subsystems in CIMS which generally includes a management information subsystem (MIS), an engineering information subsystem (EIS), a production information subsystem (PIS), a quality information subsystem (QIS), and database and network support subsystems (DNSS). This paper first introduces a model of the quality system and its detailed functions, then expounds the methodology and strategy of implementing it in a CIMS factory of China, and lastly examines the commonly encountered problems in its implementation and suggests ways to resolve these problems.

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Zhou, Y., Chuah, K.B. and Lu, Z. (1999), "Quality system design and development in the CIMS environment", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 78-85. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576069910257536

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