What is Computer Integrated Manufacturing CIM


CIM is the abbreviation for computer integrated manufacturing (computer-aided production planning and control including production data acquisition).

is the abbreviation for Computer Integrated Manufacturing. In order to increase the flexibility and the productivity of the manufacturing process at the same time, it is unsatisfactory if individual processing stations are controlled by a computer-aided control (CAM = Computer Aided Manufacturing). In addition, an integration must be carried out with the aid of a computer. This is the goal of CIM. One of the main problems with integrated manufacturing systems is their complexity. The solution to this is to be found in the combination of separate functions such as processing, measuring, testing, handling and transporting in manageable small work units and their linkage with other work units, especially those in the administrative area.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Abbreviation for Computer Integrated Manufacturing. This means the integration of the technical and business information systems in the field of industrial production, as they are necessary in particular for the application of the Kanban principle and the production planning and control system (PPS). Both systems must be used at the same time.

Abbreviation for computer integrated manufacturing (factory of the future).

(in production planning and production control) is an abbreviation for Computer Integrated Manufacturing and its aim is to combine all areas of information and material flow relevant for industrial production under the umbrella of a common information and communication system, regardless of whether this is in the form a comprehensive database or in the form of a network of individual databases. The integration refers to business management (production planning and control, supplemented by sub-areas such as bookkeeping or cost accounting) and technical components (CAX modules). These include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Planning (CAP), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Aided Quality Assurance (CAQ). See also production planning and control (with references). (in business informatics), acronym for Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Concept for the restructuring of information processing in the production area, which aims at the gradual integration of business and technical data processing as well as physical production processes. The subject of the CIM concept is on the one hand a product-related process, consisting of product design (Computer Aided Engineering), construction (Computer Aided Design), work planning (Computer Aided Planning), control activities in the production area (Computer Aided Manufacturing), production data acquisition and production quality control (Computer Aided Quality -Assurance). On the other hand, an order-related production planning and control process is considered. The integrated consideration of both processes results from the common phases of control activities in the production area and production data acquisition. See also Business Informatics, Basics (with references).

Abbreviation f (French) Convention Internationale concernant le transport des Marchandises par chemin de fer; International convention on the transport of goods by rail.

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