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Computerized Production Process Planning. Volume 2. Benefit Analysis.
Interim technical rept. 30 Jun-30 Nov 76,
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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This report contains the results of a cost benefit analysis of various levels of computerized production process planning for cylindrical and non-cylindrical machined parts. The results of the study indicate that Computer aided process planning can significantly lower the costs of manufacturing machined parts. That computer aided process planning can have a major impact on numerous other factors influencing overall manufacturing productivity. The vast majority of the companies contacted are receptive to computer aided planning and are either currently using or plan to use such techniques in the near future. The economic viability of a particular level of process planning automation depends primarily on the indigenous circumstances of individual companies, particularly with respect to product similarity and annual sales volumes. The more simplistic approaches to computer aided process planning offer better short-term economic payoff however, the more sophisticated approaches offer greater potential lowering costs and increasing productivity in the long run. Originator supplied keywords include Computer-aided manufacturing Computerized production process planning Computer applications Production process planning Process planning Benefit analysis Cost reduction.
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