A fuzzy linguistic approach to implementing a strategy for computer integrated manufacturing

Mickey R. Wilhelm, Hamid Parsaei

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-204
Number of pages14
JournalFuzzy Sets and Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes



  • Computer integrated manufacturing
  • justification
  • linguistic variables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Statistics and Probability

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