Computer-Assisted Management and Control of Manufacturing Systems

  • Spyros G. Tzafestas

Part of the Advanced Manufacturing book series (ADVMANUF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. E. Bajic, J. Richard
    Pages 143-164
  3. David Little
    Pages 165-193
  4. R. C. Michelini, G. M. Acaccia, M. Callegari, R. M. Molfino, R. P. Razzoli
    Pages 219-254
  5. W. A. Vervoort
    Pages 255-277
  6. A. W. Colombo, R. Carelli
    Pages 297-324
  7. Spyros Tzafestas, Františec Čapkovič
    Pages 325-351
  8. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, R. Rabelo, L. Osório
    Pages 376-414
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 469-483

About this book


Modem manufacturing systems involve many processes and operations that can be monitored and controlled at several levels of intelligence. At the highest level there is a computer that supervises the various manufacturing functions, whereas at the lowest level there are stand alone computer controlled systems of manufacturing processes and robotic cells. Until recenty computer-aided manufacturing systems constituted isolated "islands" of automation, each oriented to a particular application, but present day systems offer integrated approaches to manufacturing and enterprise operations. These modem systems, known as computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems, can easily meet the current performance and manufacturing competitiveness requirements under strong environmental changes. CIM systems are much of a challenge, and imply a systemic approach to the design and operation of a manufacturing enterprise. Actualy, a CIM system must take into account in a unified way the following three views : the user view, the technology view, and the enterprise view. This means that CIM includes both the engineering and enterprise planning and control activities, as well as the information flow activities across all the stages of the system.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Spyros G. Tzafestas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Intelligent Robotics and Automation LaboratoryNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76110-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0959-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-0155
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