CALS - What are the Potentials for SMEs ?

Arne Bilberg, Michael holm Larsen, Gilad Langer, Thorkild Grothe-Møller, Lars phillip Kirkby

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    The Danish CALS Center initiative, aims at making CALS operational in Danish industry. The center consists of three Danish companies, Bang & Olufsen, Odense Steel Shipyard, Nilfisk besides from the Technical University of Denmark and the Danish Technological Institute. The objective is to demonstrate the potentials for improving business processes by effective information management. The three companies involved will demonstrate practical and innovative applications of CALS solutions, that will serve as examples for a wide variety of SMEs.The paper will focus on the industrial results and the CALS engineering activities. It will summarize some actual results, e.g. discussion of CALS modeling and analysis techniques. One such technique is "CALS mapping", providing the possibility to plot an actual company’s CALS status in relation to an "ideal" CALS company. Thus, pointing at the central areas where CALS can be implemented and their potential.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd CIRP workshop
    Place of PublicationTokyo
    Publication date1996
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    EventCALS Expo International Conference - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 4 Nov 19977 Nov 1997


    ConferenceCALS Expo International Conference

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