Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 1 Issue 2


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Integrating all the way from design to product

Discusses a project undertaken to use advanced informationtechnology to support the lifecycle of light electromechanical productsfrom design, through manufacture to…

Engineers spearhead Bloxwich transformation

B. Rooks

Examines the transformation in image, manufacturing, andprofitability of a UK automotive supplier, through the adoption of anadvanced manufacturing facility. Discusses the…

Manufacturing redesign

Considers the success Lucas sites are having in achieving increasedcompetitiveness through taskforces using a systems engineering approachto manufacturing business…

Reorganisation drives plant turnaround

Examines the turnaround of the world′s largest acrylic plant, inAlabama. Discusses the impact of the company′s “Plant for the1990s” campaign, and the planning sequence of…

French armaments company eases into FMS

A. Kochan

Discusses the adoption of FMS by the French armaments industry inthe face of smaller orders, an increasingly competitive market and wornout machinery. Summarises the…

Methods in manufacturing systems engineering – the background

T. Wyatt, I. Al‐Maliki

Reports on the background to research into the use of structuredmethods in the manufacturing domain. Discusses the systems techniquesavailable – SSADM, LBMS, CCTA – and…

French industries take to MAP

A. Kochan

Discusses two applications of MAP in French industry, atAerospatiale and Renault. Outlines the strategy and layout of bothapplications as well as the reasons for their…

Clearing the design to manufacture bottleneck

J. Hollingum

Discusses the computerised approach to the problems of controllingcomplex design activities where updates proliferate and the designbottlenecks have been shifted to…

CAD: wanted but not understood

Considers an EITB report which suggests that although Britishindustry is buying CAD, it is not exploiting the advantages to the full.Highlights the suggestion with a case…



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