Introduction: The meaning and origin of CIM, The changing manufacturing and management
scenario, External communication, Islands of automation and software, Dedicated and open
systems, Manufacturing automation protocol, Product related activities of a company, Marketing
engineering, Production planning, Plant operations, Physical distribution, Business and financial
management. [06 Lectures] Computer Aided Process planning: Role of process planning in CAD/CAM integration, Approaches to computer aided process planning- Variant approach and Generative approaches, CAPP and CMPP process planning systems.
Shop Floor Control and FMS: Shop floor control-phases, Factory data collection system, Automatic identification methods- Bar code technology, Automated data collection system, FMS-components of FMS - types -FMS workstation, Material handling and storage systems, FMS layout, Computer control systems-application and benefits.
CIM Implementation: CIM and company strategy, System modeling tools-IDEF models, Activity cycle diagram, CIM open system architecture (CIMOSA), Manufacturing enterprise wheel, CIM
architecture, Product data management, CIM implementation software. [06 Lectures] Data Communication: Communication fundamentals, Local area networks, Topology, LAN implementations, Network management and installations.
CIM System: Open System Open systems inter connection, Manufacturing automations protocol
and technical office protocol (MAP /TOP). [04 Lectures] Database for CIM: Development of databases, Database terminology, Architecture of database systems, Data modeling and data associations, Relational data bases, Database operators, Advantages of data base.