This paper addresses the possibilities of implementing Computer Integrated Manufacturing in the process industry, and the chemical industry in particular. After presenting some distinct differences of the process industry in relation to discrete manufacturing, a number of focal points are discussed. They identify the adaptations to be made to a conventional CIM system, so that it will be applicable to the process industry. Interviews with managers of six chemical firms indicate that the process industry may benefit from a new CIM approach to management thinking.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- Chemical Industry