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Manufacturing systems

C.B. Besant (Imperial College of Science and Technology, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2BX, UK)
M. Ristic (Imperial College of Science and Technology, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2BX, UK)
P. Champ (RDPT Technology Ltd., Unit 1C, Tideway Industrial Estate, Vauxhall, London SW8 5BP, UK)
E.P. Jansen (TU Delft, Julianalaan 132, 2628 BJ Delft, The Netherlands.)
R.A. Hancke (Imperial College of Science and Technology, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2BX, UK)
L. Hatziconstantis (Imperial College of Science and Technology, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2BX, UK)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Article publication date: 1 April 1990

Abstract

Presents a distributed manufacturing system concept designed to address the problem of flexibility in providing a variety of parts in small to medium batches. Discusses links with CADCAM hardware structure levels, software structure, and the human‐centred approach adopted. Surmises that the key to the distributed systems effectiveness lies in co‐ordination and co‐operation between the area and cell levels rather than information.

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Besant, C.B., Ristic, M., Champ, P., Jansen, E.P., Hancke, R.A. and Hatziconstantis, L. (1990), "Manufacturing systems", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 190-195. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002073

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