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Computer Integrated Manufacturing - a Case Study in the Development of Thermoplastic Seals
Published January 01, 1987 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
This paper reviews a project which opened up a multi-million pound market to Hallite Seals for a new and innovative range of thermoplastic seals and at the same time drastically reduced the cost of existing products. The project duration was kept to one year by taking advantage of new technologies wherever possible. The project not only achieved the marketing objectives within the planned time- scales, it also provided a payback on capital expenditure of over 330,000 in less than 12 months. Severe customer service problems on existing products were eliminated and the value of stocks and work- in-progress was significantly reduced.