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Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing,  1997:<br>Proceedings of the Seventh International FAIM Conference

ISBN:
978-1-56700-089-4 (Print)
978-1-56700-442-7 (Online)

TOTAL INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM A NEW APPROACH TO ORGANIZATION IT PLANNING

Mohammed Kazem Farhang Kermani
Industial Engineering Department, Amirkabir Univeristy of Technology,Tehran-Iran

Abstract

The challenge to todays' managmenment is to achieve success in a changing world using precious information. This understanding fits to the western countries, where computer has been used since 1950s. Most IT planning models make certain assumptions not applicapable to the third world countries where undocumented manual systems are prevalent. However, many managers now realize the pressure toward integration via information.
An approach, Total Integrated Mangement System (TIMS), is conceptualized to change the picture. TIMS provides management supports in three management dimensions called roles, functions, and operational tasks. This support is done through identifying management functions which should be performed on procuring, producing, maintaining, and distributing the resources used in the organization.
TIMS scrutinizes the manual systems to segregate reengineered manual and computerized activities. This paper presents a definition of TIMS, the planning process using BPR principles, supporting systems, and justification.