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Software and Computer Integrated Manufacturing



Howard Bloom


This paper outlines present and future directions for software in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) environment. The three major CIM components--production management, data management, and communications management--are described in terms of software available today and future software based on emerging international standards. Key standards efforts such as product data exchange, open systems interfaces, database systems frameworks, and CIM frameworks are described.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4468
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CIM, computer integrated manufacturing


Bloom, H. (1990), Software and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 13, 2024)


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Created August 1, 1990, Updated November 10, 2018