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Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Manufacturing Industries

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165883
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789672 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0004
 Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Manufacturing Industries

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This chapter is a history of key computer applications in manufacturing across three periods of time, beginning in the 1940s and extending to the early 2000s. Key uses included business and accounting, numerical control, integrated computer manufacturing, CAD/CAM, Computer Aided Manufacturing, robotics, and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS). It concludes with a description of supply chains and extent of deployment of all uses in manufacturing.

Keywords: manufacturing applications; accounting; numerical control; integrated; computer manufacturing; Cad/CAM; Computer Aided Manufacturing; Robotics; Flexible manufacturing systems; supply chains

Chapter.  18438 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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