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Design Automation Conference (1988)
Anaheim, CA, USA
June 12, 1988 to June 15, 1988
ISBN: 0-8186-0864-1
pp: 82-83
Hodges , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA
The author argues that improved computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems are needed to enable competitive production of high-technology products. The increasing complexity of processes and products, the growing need to manufacture different products in a single (costly) factory, and the rapid rate of change in product and process technologies all are trends that create a demand for better utilization of information. The problems of VLSI production typify those in high-technology manufacturing. There is a strong need to unify data used for product and process design; equipment, process and facility control; quality assurance and testing; and production scheduling and control. Improved capability for modeling, simulation, and direct control of production processes and equipment is needed. Guaranteed real-time performance is often required. Major advances in the human to computer interface are sought to facilitate effective use of complex integrated information systems.
computer integrated manufacturing, competitive production, high-technology products, complexity of processes, manufacture different products, rapid rate of change, utilization of information, VLSI production, high-technology manufacturing, unify data used, quality assurance, testing, production scheduling, real-time performance, human to computer interface

Hodges, "Opportunities in computer integrated manufacturing," Design Automation Conference(DAC), Anaheim, CA, USA, 1988, pp. 82-83.
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