The Introduction of CIM: A Strategic Analysis

The Introduction of CIM: A Strategic Analysis The research was carried out to identify the links between the introduction of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and corporate strategy. The study took place in an organization which manufactures car components and is the subsidiary of a major UK company. At the operational level there was considerable confusion about the objectives of CIM and consequently it had been poorly utilized. A number of suggestions were made to ensure more effective use of CIM. However, as a result of political factors within the organization there was a shift in emphasis from CIM to strategic sourcing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Operations & Production Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0144-3577
DOI
10.1108/01443579410067108
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Abstract

The research was carried out to identify the links between the introduction of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and corporate strategy. The study took place in an organization which manufactures car components and is the subsidiary of a major UK company. At the operational level there was considerable confusion about the objectives of CIM and consequently it had been poorly utilized. A number of suggestions were made to ensure more effective use of CIM. However, as a result of political factors within the organization there was a shift in emphasis from CIM to strategic sourcing.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1994

Keywords: Computer‐integrated manufacturing; Organizational change; Organizational politics; Strategy; United Kingdom

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