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Master of Business Administration (MBA)


College of Business & Professional Studies

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Business Administration


data, grocery, automation, factory


Process industries have experienced significant marketplace pressures over the years. Management’s consensus points to the ever growing obsolescence and declining productivity of America’s factories. Today, management is faced with transforming these run down factories into productive profit centers. Computer integrated manufacturing is one of the tools they hope will help restore their competitive status.

This report examines the origin of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, herein referred to as CIM: how and why the need arose. A brief explanation is presented on key components of CIM. Throughout the report, special emphasis is placed on the role of the computer. A hypothetical CIM Plan is developed to illustrate how to implement CIM; as well as the necessity to relate it to business goals and objectives.

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