Implementing integrating technologies: developing managerial integration for CAD/CAM

Twigg, David, Voss, Christopher A. and Winch, Graham M. (1992) Implementing integrating technologies: developing managerial integration for CAD/CAM. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 12 (7/8). pp. 76-91. ISSN 0144-3577

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Companies are increasingly adopting technologies that can promote integration between functions and tasks. The implementation of these technologies has largely concerned the tasks of installation and the technical integration of the system. However, insufficient attention appears to have been directed towards organisational and managerial integration issues. Argues, based on empirical data from 15 UK engineering companies, that effective implementation of integrating technology requires a better understanding of issues concerning the integration of functions/tasks involved. Focuses on the issues and problems concerning managers involved with improving engineering/production integration, and proposes alternative organisational and technical mechanisms for implementing such integration. Reviews these mechanisms by reference to the engineering case companies.

Keywords:Engineering, Organisational design, CAD/CAM, Integration, Manufacturing technology
Subjects:H Engineering > H110 Integrated Engineering
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
H Engineering > H100 General Engineering
H Engineering > H131 Automated Engineering Design
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:16 Mar 2018 16:20

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