CIM:

COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT
COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
CORPORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

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Established and managed the Computer-Integrated Management program at Old Dominion University. This is an inter- departmental program that deals with the use of information and technology to increase productivity in industry and government in business and manufacturing areas. Developed, obtained funding for, and managed the CIM program computer center, which consisted of IBM 6094 and 5081 workstations channel-attached through fiber to an IBM 4381, and assorted PCs and embedded computer devices interconnected through LANs, mainframe-micro links, and point-to-point interfaces. After initial development of the CIM program, performed a survey of over 400 businesses in the region developing a comprehensive report detailing present and future capabilities in business practices and manufacturing technologies. Promoted the program with speaking appearances, and several published interviews in the local newspaper and national magazines, in addition to marketing presentations to private companies showing cost savings and performance enhancements possible with the implementation of information technology.

Performed a study to determine the appropriate automated equipment for use in supporting NUWC DET NORFOLK for a new $1.5M system. Analyzed NUWC requirements, surveyed equipment manufacturers to gather data on their systems, and performed cost/benefit analyses to develop a set of recommendations for the study report.

For the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), made recommendations to local businesses concerning strategic directions for automation, and identification of near-term high-impact automation projects that should be undertaken. Performed detailed economic analysis using the latest advanced financial techniques, documenting projected direct and indirect savings resulting from new automated systems. Based upon both short-term and long-term forecasts of automation needs and technology advances, developed overall network/computing architectures, with specific recommendations on equipment buys. In parallel with this, performed business process redesign. Finally, performed system integration and checkout.

Developed and taught industrial workshops in Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Systems (CALS) and Computer- Integrated Management / Manufacturing topics.

Developed a strategic automation plan for Ford Motor Company. This plan documented best-in-breed projects and systems at companies across the country, and detailed the initiatives that Ford should undertake to introduce new technology.

Developed the LAN/WAN networking design and requirements for the USA Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) system, which later became part of the Federal Government's Corporate Information Management structure. This system consisted of IBM mainframes, DEC VAX minicomputers, AT&T communications processors, IBM-compatible PCs, Apple Macintoshes, Sun workstations, and Intergraph CAD/CAM workstations, connected by Ethernet subnetworks and Token-ring subnetworks with a high-speed fiber optic network backbone.

Led a team that designed a smart building system for an office building in Dayton, Ohio. The multifunctional backbone was designed along with the subsystem interfaces. The system was designed to handle multiple LAN communities, terminal-to-host communications, security badge readers, video, and an energy monitoring and control system for the building.

Head of the team that designed a "campus-wide" network for Charleston Naval Shipyard that would link over 1500 stations in over 100 buildings with computer equipment made by a variety of vendors. The network spans an area of approximately 1 square miles and uses over 100 bidirectional amplifiers and 10 miles of broadband coaxial cable. A redundant fiber optic backbone was provided for future expansion. The system was designed to provide not only links to the different multi-vendor computer systems, but also incorporate teleconferencing, video surveillance, secure digital telephone, bar code and badge readers, and external WAN interfaces.