Allocating functions in computer integrated manufacturing: a review and a new method

Chris Clegg, Susannah Ravden, Martin Corbett, Graham I. Johnson

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This paper describes the importance of allocating functions in advanced manufacturing systems, both for the system and for the people. Existing approaches to allocation are reviewed, along with some of their weaknesses. A set of requirements of allocation methods is outlined, which if met would promote their ‘usability’ for designers. As a result of collaborating in an ESPRIT CIM project, a new method for function allocation is described and its potential usability assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-190
Number of pages16
JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1989
Externally publishedYes


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