Planning an MIS (manufacturing information system) for a job shop environment. [Manufacturing Information System]

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Several years ago the decision was made to computerize the information needed for management of the Mechanical and Electronics Support Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory and to centralize the resulting manufacturing information system (MIS) in one computer located at the main facility. The effort was contracted out to a software development company in July of 1981. After over five years, and in spite of tremendous investments of time and money in the existing system, the decision was made to phase out the existing system, start over, and try again to develop an information system that would meet the needs ... continued below

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Cover, L.E. January 1, 1987.

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Several years ago the decision was made to computerize the information needed for management of the Mechanical and Electronics Support Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory and to centralize the resulting manufacturing information system (MIS) in one computer located at the main facility. The effort was contracted out to a software development company in July of 1981. After over five years, and in spite of tremendous investments of time and money in the existing system, the decision was made to phase out the existing system, start over, and try again to develop an information system that would meet the needs of the division. In January 1987, a study was initiated to formulate a long-range plan, which would effectively guide and direct MEC Division's information system development. Recent significant additions to the organization, changes in management staffing, and concerns for the adequacy and appropriateness of the hardware and software of the division's current MIS, led to the decision to perform the study. The study consisted of identifying the current and long-term information needs, consistent with the division's mission and goals, and recommending a plan to effectively implement information systems to fulfill these needs. Business Systems Planning (BSP), a methodology developed by IBM, was used in the study. 2 refs., 3 figs.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.

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  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) meeting, Dearborn, MI, USA, 1 Dec 1987

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  • Other: DE88003161
  • Report No.: LA-UR-87-3909
  • Report No.: CONF-871240-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5702916
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093769

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Cover, L.E. Planning an MIS (manufacturing information system) for a job shop environment. [Manufacturing Information System], article, January 1, 1987; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093769/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.