Factors governing the evolution of and diffusion of CIM

Ayres, R.U. & Ranta, J. (1989). Factors governing the evolution of and diffusion of CIM. In: Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Man–Machine Systems 1988. Eds. Ranta, J., pp. 1-8 Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press. ISBN 978-0-08-036226-7 10.1016/B978-0-08-036226-7.50005-3.

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There are now about 800 FMS (flexible manufacturing systems) in the world. These systems have some Interesting technological and economic properties, which reflect technological constraints and partly also explain different applications and diffusion channels. Apart from these technological and economic factors, there exist a lot of organizational, institutional and other social factors, which also control the diffusion process of CIM-technologies, The paper analyzes some of these key factors.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Selected Papers from the Third IFAC/IFIP/IEA/IFORS Conference, Oulu, Finland, 14–16 June 1988
Uncontrolled Keywords: CIM; flexible manufacturing automation; impact assessment; diffusion.
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 13:05
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:40
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12630

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