Converting computer-integrated manufacturing into an intelligent information system by combining CIM with concurrent engineering and knowledge management
- B. Prasad
- Industrial Management and Data Systems, Vol.100…
The purpose of this paper is to explore how people, automation, and complexity can be effectively and successfully integrated into a manufacturing enterprise information system. This exploration is required because various studies showed that manufacturing enterprise information integration faces complex organisational, technical, and social shortcomings. Based on the paper's qualitative findings supported by authorities, evidence, or logic, essentially, it is argued that automation and information systems should focus, incorporate, and assist human, and that wisdom of simplicity in order to control complexity should prevail against the attempt to develop complex systems that usually are a consequence of unnecessary requirements. This also leads to the need for a multi-perspective research approach for solving enterprise integration problems. Key-Words: People, Automation, Complexity, Information, Integration.