Enterprise Integration Sourcebook

Enterprise Integration Sourcebook : Integration of CALS, CE, TQM, PDES, RAMP and CIM

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The computer-aided acquisitions and logistics support (CALS) system is a joint initiative of the Department of Defence and industry to enable and accelerate the use and integration of technical information in digital form for weapon system acquisition, design, manufacturing, and support. This book is your comprehensive guide to understanding CALS and implementing the steps necessary to comply with CALS requirements. Among the topics discussed are: potential impact of CALS; "phase-in" strategies for CALS; electronic data interchange; rapid acquisition of manufactured parts (RAMP); functional requirements for implementing CALS; the role of CALS in total quality management; and managing CALS systems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 486 pages
  • 161 x 230 x 27mm | 870g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0123617774
  • 9780123617774

Table of contents

Introduction to CALS; CALS potential impact; concurrent engineering; electronic data interchange; initial graphics and product data exchange specifications (IGES/PDES); total quality management; rapid acquisition of manufactured parts (RAMP); computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM); CALS/CE case studies; CALS programme implementation guide; definitions. Appendix A: information resources. Appendix B: points of contact. Appendix C: CALS standards and handbooks.
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