Economic Benefits of FMS (East-West Comparison)

Maly, M. (1987). Economic Benefits of FMS (East-West Comparison). IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-87-107

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One of the important tasks of the CIM project is to study and to reveal the main strategic goals, prerequisites, conditions of implementation and consequences of CIM adoption.

Flexible manufacturing systems, as a part of CIM, have already been adopted in many countries and companies. The present paper analyzes one part of FMS adoption, i.e. the comparison of its economic consequences in centrally planned and in market economies. The data for the comparison are based on the existing literature. This paper is the second one of its kind -- the first was written by R. Sheinin and I. Tchijov, entitled "Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS): State of Art and Development".

The comparison gives us interesting results and new impulses for our work. On the other hand, the database is limited. The only way to extend our investigations into the fields of management, society and logistics is to start with in-depth case studies in selected companies, having adopted FMS, through the use of questionnaires and interviews. Such an effort is, of course, only possible with the future assistance of the network of collaborating institutions in NMO countries, and IIASA is a unique place to carry out such interesting comparisons as East-West, small-large companies, small-medium-large companies, different industry sectors, in all above-mentioned areas. This database will allow us to arrive at new conclusions which will help decision makers at different levels in their strategic considerations concerning CIM adoption.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:12

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