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The CIM Debacle : Methodologies to Facilitate Software Interoperability - Valdew Singh

The CIM Debacle

Methodologies to Facilitate Software Interoperability

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Published: 1st April 1997
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The underlying philosophy of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) is to traverse physical and functional boundaries so as to promote synergy on an enterprise-wide basis. However, the lack of understanding coupled with prevailing gaps in capability and know-how can undermine its adoption and acceptance, imposing constraints when building such systems. The CIM Debacle approaches this problem by providing a balanced text on enabling and emerging CIM-related technologies, discussed in view of the industrys immediate concerns and pragmatic requirements. It explains in a clear manner the issues concerning integrated manufacturing, with particular reference to application software interoperability. The methodologies, software tool-set and enabling mechanisms necessary to facilitate software interoperability, functional interaction and workflow management, and to overcome forms of functional modules, are also addressed. In addition, a proof-of-concept'integrated manufacturing system is presented to demonstrate how such a system can be effectively realised.

"..the underlying concepts exemplified by Valdew Singh's ap- proach to software interoperability will be equally applied post year 2000 when business objects and software components libraries have become an industrial reality." Professor Ri- chard Weston, Head of Manufacturing System Integration Rese- arch Institute, UK.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Contemporary Solutions and Software Interoperabilityp. 5
Current 'State-of-the-art' Scenariop. 17
Achieving Interoperabilityp. 47
Information Architecturep. 73
Integrating Infrastructure to Underpin Interoperationp. 91
System Life-cycle Supportp. 111
Use and Appraisal of the Methodology Derivedp. 127
Conclusionp. 145
Appendix Ip. 151
Appendix IIp. 161
Appendix IIIp. 165
Appendix IVp. 169
Glossaryp. 175
Referencesp. 181
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9789813083219
ISBN-10: 9813083212
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 1st April 1997
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 1.41