Computer Integrated Manufacturing System on manufacturing process

Prepared by Syafiq Mansoor Mechanical Engineering 3rd year Supervisor : Mr Abd Aziz


Definition : CIM is the integration of the total manufacturing enterprise through the use of integrated systems and data communications coupled with new managerial philosophies that improve organizational and personnel efficiency. Describes a new approach to manufacturing, management and corporate operation CIM is implemented in most manufacturing company in Malaysia.

What is CIM anyway?
 Basically,

CIM is just another way to do

business.  Goes beyond all the technologies that used in the manufacturing and product line.  Covers every major decisions in every department up till the services after sales.

 How

far the implementation of CIM in Malaysia?  The effect of CIM on manufacturing process  To what extend the employer aware of this technology?  To be exposed to the real industry  To establish contact with the people in the industry

 For

manufacturing process, there are a lot of CIM components been integrated to smooth the operation  CAD, CAM, CAP, PPC, and AGV are main components

Why implement CIM?
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High degree of flexibility Shorter lead time Products manufactured are high in quality Be able to meet the demands from customers

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Less manual worker needed The production operation will run smoothly less defect items Reduced inventory level


LITERATURE REVIEW - get as much as information through Internet, online journals and books. - discussing about the material gathered with the supervisor to get in depth understanding. VERBAL - conduct interviews with people from the industry -Mr. Zamzuri from Matshushita -Mr. Ehsan Jani from Denso -Mr. Othman (ex engineer sharp)

Methodology continued..

- questionnaires prepared were sent out to selected companies in Malaysia -the feedback will be obtained through email and mail  PLANT VISIT

Scheduled after presentation due to unavailability of the person in charged


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As expected, the rate of response from the company is slow From the questionnaires obtained, most of the companies do not fully implement CIM ( fully automation ) As for example, DENSO still use manual labor in their production line The question asked in the questionnaires may trigger the confidential question

Findings continued

- SHARP implement CIM fully and DENSO still using manual worker. -the level of CIM component integration is still low as compared to other country -not fully automatic

 Most

companies in Malaysia used CIM but in different ways.  Some companies don’t implement fully CIM on their manufacturing process  Still depends on manual labor  Implementing CIM cost big money

 Malaysia

is a developing country so the implementation of CIM is fairly new  For foreign companies in Malaysia, its up to the parent company to decide whether it is appropriate to implement CIM at their branch  Even though CIM smoothen the product operation, but the cost of implementing it will require further investigation and a very lengthy process to seek approval.