Centralization and distribution of CAD/CAM systems

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The paper deals with planning and control of the development of CAD/CAM systems in an organization. The paper presents a descriptive technique that facilitates the analysis of centralization/distribution level of CAD/CAM and helps in establishing an organizational policy regarding this issue. The paper adapts a methodology which is used in the Management Information Systems (MIS) area. It defines what is distribution; it classifies degrees of distribution into various categories; it proposes a methodology to set a desired range for the degree of distribution; it distinguishes between the various activities along the system life cycle and suggests how an organization can assign a different degree of distribution to any of the life cycle activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
JournalHuman Systems Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985


  • Centralization/distribution
  • Distribution policy


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