Human-centred CIM. Informating the design/manufacturing interface

Richard Badham*

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The work design philosophy embodied in the human-centred computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) approach provides a radical alternative to traditional technology-oriented and Taylorist approaches to CIM. In order to extend the work that has been done on redesigning factory production and planning tools and systems, this approach can usefully be enhanced by drawing on research on 'simultaneous engineering' and the technical and organizational redesign of the design/manufacturing interface. The vision of the 'informated' factory of the future embodied in this human-centred CIM vision provides a much needed challenge to traditional guiding images of the ideal automated factory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1047-1060
Number of pages14
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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