(i) It can systematically produce accurate and consistent process plans.
(ii) It leads to the reduction of cost and lead times of process plan.
(iii) Skill requirement of process planer are reduced to develop feasible process plan.
(iv) Interfacing of software for cost, manufacturing lead time estimation, and work standards can easily be done.
(v) Leads to the increased productivity of process planar.
With the emergence of CIM as predominate thrust area in discrete part industries process planning has received significant attention, because it is the link between
CAD and CAM. Hence, computer aided process planning (CAPP) has become a necessary and vital objective of CIM system.
How CAPP is superior to manual process plan