A fuzzy linguistic approach to implementing a strategy for computer integrated manufacturing Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper outlines an application of linguistic variables from the theory of fuzzy sets to support the phased implementation of a computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) strategy. The use of linguistic variables facilitates the consideration of non-quantitative (or intangible) factors which have come to plague attempts to justify CIM systems. A heuristic algorithm is developed and demonstrated in an example. © 1991.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilhelm, M. R., & Parsaei, H. R.

citation count

  • 30

publication date

  • July 1991