The Cim Debacle: Methodologies to Facilitate Software Interoperability by Valdew SinghThe Cim Debacle: Methodologies to Facilitate Software Interoperability by Valdew Singh

The Cim Debacle: Methodologies to Facilitate Software Interoperability

byValdew Singh, V. Singh

Hardcover | April 1, 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.
Title:The Cim Debacle: Methodologies to Facilitate Software InteroperabilityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:214 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.1 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Springer Singapore

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ISBN - 10:9813083212

ISBN - 13:9789813083219

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- Contemporary Solutions and Software Interoperability.- Current "State-of-the-Art" Scenario.- Achieving Interoperability.- Information Architecture.- Integrating Infrastructure to underpin Interoperation.- System Life Cycle Support.- Use and Appraisal of the Methodology Derived.- Conclusions.- Glossary.- References.- Appendices.

Editorial Reviews

"..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.