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The practical integration of manufacturing applications. / Busby, J. S.; Hutchison, D.

In: Software: Practice and Experience, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.02.1992, p. 183-207.

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Busby JS, Hutchison D. The practical integration of manufacturing applications. Software: Practice and Experience. 1992 Feb 1;22(2):183-207. doi: 10.1002/spe.4380220206

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Busby, J. S. ; Hutchison, D. / The practical integration of manufacturing applications. In: Software: Practice and Experience. 1992 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 183-207.

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