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			Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (1) - 

The application of information technology to the management of complete systems or subsystems within a manufacturing environment, characterized by the integration of many separate applications such as CAD, CAM, CAE, and robotics together with commercial applications such as stock control, spares ordering, and process planning. 

 Acronym: CIM

 Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from Joan Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990

Related Terms: Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (1) - computer | computer-aided design | integration | management | manufacturing | technology |

Intelligent Gateway - Intelligent gateway is a technology which makes the complexities of on-line database connection and authorized interrogation transparent to users. Intelligent gateways provide transparent logos, transfer user prompted queries into that can be read by non-standard database retrieval programs. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

Related Terms: Intelligent Gateway - communications | data | data base | internet | network |

Parts - The components of a system, or spares designated for a system.

Related Terms: Parts - replacement | spare | spares | system |

Provisioning - The act of providing the complement of spares and support for fielded systems or equipment.

Related Terms: Provisioning - equipment | spares | support | system |

Repair Parts - Spares used to replace failed components during maintenance.

Related Terms: Repair Parts - components | failure | maintenance | malfunction | parts | spare | spares | supplies |

Replacement - A spare or item of equivalent or identical function and form, or the act of installing a spare.

Related Terms: Replacement - maintenance | parts | repair | spare | spares | surveyor |

Spare - An extra or backup part or component of equivalent form and function.

Related Terms: Spare - parts | replacement | spares |

Spares - Extra or backup parts or components of equivalent form and function.

Related Terms: Spares - parts | replacement | spare |

Supply Support - All management actions, procedures, and techniques necessary to acquire, catalog, receive, store, transfer, issue, and dispose of secondary items. This includes provisioning for initial support, as well as acquiring, distributing, and replenishing inventory spares and parts, and planning for direct and competitive spares procurement. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

Related Terms: Supply Support - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

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