Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 1 Issue 3


Table of contents

Teamwork and flexibility priorities for Jaguar

J. Hollingum

Examines the CIM strategy being implemented by Jaguar Cars as anattempt at future‐proofing its manufacturing control systems. Discussesthe assembly line hardware…

Hitec gravitates to MC3

J. Hollingum

Discusses the introduction of a software package to bridge the gapbetween an MRPII system and shopfloor batch production. Examines theseven modules of the system…

No easy road for SNECMA FMS

A. Kochan

Considers the installation of a flexible manufacturing system atFrench aero engine manufacturer SNECMA. Examines the preliminary study,the computer hierarchy of the FMS…

Handled with care

Describes the parts handling system used by Rover for enginecomponents. Discusses the reasons for the choice of system, deliveryschedule, and the function and…

Re‐skilling the operators

A. Lee‐Mortimer

Discusses the need for improving maintenance practices in order toincrease profits, with reference to the Japanese concept of totalproductive maintenance. Considers that…

Manufacturing methods

Tim Wyatt, Ihsan Ak‐Maliki, David Little, Dennis Kehoe

Reports on the development of system engineering methodsspecifically for use in the manufacturing environment. Discusses a threestage method, involving: analysis of…

CIM for welding applications

D. Waller

Considers how CIM can be used to integrate welding with othermanufacturing processes and company functions. Discusses the benefits ofCIM welding, the DAFNE systems…

PA CIM Centre

B. Rook

Describes the reasons for the development of CIM centre whichaddresses the problem of integrating different systems. Discusses theneed to develop new products quickly, the…

In search of flexibility

Examines the need for flexible production planning for FMCGmanufacturers, with particular reference to Scott, a paper tissuemanufacturer. Discusses the planning problems…



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