The mission of the Center for Computer Integrated Manufacturing Enterprises is to make fundamental contributions to the science base for modeling, analysis, design, operation, integration and continuous improvement of manufacturing enterprises.
Center for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CCIM)
was established at
in 1984. Dr. Joe H. Mize, Regents Professor of
Industrial Engineering & Management, was
appointed Center Director. From 1986 to 1995 the
AT&T Foundation provided continuous support
for research in areas related to manufacturing
for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)
awarded a five million dollar contract to
for Integrated Design and Manufacturing (OCIDM).
The research activities in Center for CIM at OSU
became an integral part of the CIM thrust at
OCIDM. The CIM thrust was one of four major
thrusts pursued by OCIDM, and involved
collaborative work with IE faculty from the
In 1994, the founder of the Center, Dr. Joe
Mize, retired. The leadership of the center was
assigned to Dr. Manjunath Kamath, Center
Director and Dr. David Pratt, OCIDM Principal
Investigator. Dr. Kamath and Dr.Pratt also
served as co-principal investigators on two NSF
grants, and both have been involved in the
Center activities since 1989.
Beginning in 1993, the research conducted at the
Center for CIM started to receive funding from
the National Science Foundation (NSF). From 1993
to 2002, 5 different NSF Grants have supported
research and curriculum development activities
in the areas of advanced modeling environments
for manufacturing systems, integrated production
management systems, queueing theory, and
enterprise process modeling.
2001, NSF funded a multi-university I/UCRC
called The Center for Engineering Logistics and
Distribution (CELDi) with
as one of the founding member institutions.
Center for CIM is one of the key research
that currently participates in CELDi research
the late 1990s, the scope of the research
conducted at the Center for CIM has expanded to
include enterprise-level problems and issues.
To better represent the current focus of
the center research activities, the center is
now called “The Center for Computer Integrated Manufacturing Enterprises (CCiMe)”.