The use of computers on the shop floor has been slight comparedwith their widespread acceptance at higher levels in the manufacturingenvironment. Today, there is an urgency to redress this imbalance byinvesting in modern production facilities, but progress is beingrestricted by the void between the operational requirements of the upperand lower levels. The Discrete Cell Controller DCC is considered to becapable of satisfying this role. This article considers the measurestaken by a consortium of industrial and academic partners to determinethe specification of a DCC and, in particular, identify the genericcontent.
International Journal of Operations & Production Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 1, 1991