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The Digital Hand, Vol 1How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries$
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James W. Cortada

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165883

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.001.0001

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Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Manufacturing Industries

Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Manufacturing Industries

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(p.89) 4 Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Manufacturing Industries
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The Digital Hand, Vol 1
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James W. Cortada

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0004

This chapter is a history of key computer applications in manufacturing across three periods of time, beginning in the 1940s and extending to the early 2000s. Key uses included business and accounting, numerical control, integrated computer manufacturing, CAD/CAM, Computer Aided Manufacturing, robotics, and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS). It concludes with a description of supply chains and extent of deployment of all uses in manufacturing.

Keywords:   manufacturing applications, accounting, numerical control, integrated, computer manufacturing, Cad/CAM, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Robotics, Flexible manufacturing systems, supply chains

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