Accession Number : ADB063131

Title :   Human Factors Affecting ICAM Implementation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Aug 79-15 Aug 81,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s) : Macek,A. ; Heeringa,L. ; Somberg,B. ; Sauer,D. ; Robbins,D.

Report Date : SEP 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 206

Abstract : In Phase I of this project, a list of human factors issues generic to computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) in the batch environment was developed. Each of these issues was then examined in detail to determine the state of the art of human factors work in this area. An extensive bibliography was developed for these issues. In Phase II, the results of this analysis were used to select a set of three case studies, with the ICM contractors, to be examined in detail. These case studies were selected to include the major issues of human factors in CIM, as well as to allow for an examination of human factors issues across the system developement cycle. The case study results and recommendations were presented at a workshop in Detroit, Michigan, held April 29, 1981, as part of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' 1981 International Conference and Exposition. Important recommendations drawn from the case studies included the suggestion that human factors issues be considered early in the system design cycle, and that human factors issues require consideration throughout the entire cycle.

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, STATE OF THE ART, BATCH PROCESSING, JOB ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INTERFACES, MANUFACTURING, WORK, INTERACTIONS, AUTOMATA, METHODOLOGY, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE