Accession Number : ADA299248

Title :   MicroCIM: An Architectural and Owner's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 88-May 92,

Corporate Author : CLEMSON APPAREL RESEARCH FACILITY PENDLETON SC

Personal Author(s) : Westall, J. M. ; Madison, A. W. ; Buddhavarapu, Bapiraju ; Moolky, Sudhir

PDF Url : ADA299248

Report Date : 29 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) uses computer and networK technology to facilitate interaction of machines aid personnel involved in the manufacturing process. The goal of CIM is to provide effective real-time monitoring and management of the entire manufacturing process. CIM is widely viewed as the missing link in providing quick response within the apparel manufacturing industry. This project supported the development of a distributed computer operating system to be used as a platform for CIM. The MicroCIM research has demonstrated that a true distributed system with multitasking and Local Area Network capability can be built upon computer systems costing significantly less than one thousand dollars per network node.

Descriptors :   *OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, MANUFACTURING, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, COMPUTERS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, NODES, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, PERSONNEL, CLOTHING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE