Joint Technical and Organisational Design of CIM Systems for SMEs


CIM-SME - 5603

Keywords CIM system implementation, human factors, SMEs, technology transfer


Start Date: 01-NOV-90 / Duration: 12 months

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Objectives

The objective of this exploratory action was to establish the user needs and problems arising out of the introduction of CIM into SMEs.

Using questionnaires and plant visits, the problems SMEs face when designing and implementing CIM were identified. The strengths and weaknesses of existing tools were assessed in areas of technical and organisational design of CIM systems. The problems of incorporating human factors in technology research and development projects were identified, along with techniques for the economic justification of CIM.

Particular attention was paid to the future needs for CIM implementation in SMEs.


CONTACT POINT

Dr Paul Kidd
CHESHIRE HENBURY RESEARCH
& CONSULTANCY
Tamworth House, PO Box 103
UK - MACCLESFIELD SK11 8UW
tel: + 44/ 625-619 313
fax: + 44/ 625-619 060

Participants

CHESHIRE HENBURY RESEARCH
& CONSULTANCY - UK - C
BIBA - D - P
DANMARKS TEKNISKE HºJSKOLE - DK - P
INTERVISIE STRATEGIE &
ORGANISATIE ADVIES - NL - P
EXTECH LTD - IRL - P
GEPRO MBH - D - P


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CIM-SME - 5603, December 1993


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