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The NIST SIMA Interactive Management Workshop



Clarence Johnson, Simon P. Frechette, Mark E. Luce


The Manufacturing Systems Integration Division (MSID) hosted a workshop November 14-16, 1994, on Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications (SIMA). The workshop was held at the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. A total of 27 people participated in the workshop including representatives from industry, industry consortia, other government manufacturing programs, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The focus of the workshop was to identity critical problems and actions that can be taken to solve these problems in the context of advancing information technology for manufacturing systems and improving the effectiveness of related programs. This document contains diagrams that illustrate relationships between problems and actions related to removing barriers to manufacturing systems integration. In addition, it contains a description of the Interactive Management process that was used to facilitate the NIST SIAM workshop at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5717
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actions, industry, integration, manufacturing, problems, systems, virtual enterprise


Johnson, C. , Frechette, S. and Luce, M. (1995), The NIST SIMA Interactive Management Workshop, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created September 30, 1995, Updated October 12, 2021