Accession Number:

ADP006036

Title:

Time and Cost Reduction through Computer Integrated Manufacture,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BRITISH AEROSPACE PLC WARTON (UNITED KINGDOM) MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The paper sets out to review the reasons why CADCAM, since its introduction about 10 years ago, has provided only a limited increase in productivity and has had very little effect on the timespan from initiation of design to delivery of the first unit from production. Further productivity benefits and a reduction in the time taken to produce the first prototype can only be achieved by a more flexible approach to design and manufacture. This in turn puts a greater strain on the Companys support system and a much greater integration of the whole activities of the Companys are required. Computer systems are a necessary means of producing the level of integration through Information Technology. This requirement is moving us from CADCAM to Computer Integrated Manufacture CIM. The paper concludes by a review of the steps being taken within British Aerospace towards reducing project lead times and costs.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE