The Purdue Reference Model for CIM was developed by the CIM Reference Model Committee of the International Purdue Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems, a major activity of the Purdue Laboratory for Applied Industrial Control. The model was published in book form by the Instrument Society of America in October 1989.
Williams, T.J., editor (May 1988), A Reference Model for Computer Integrated Manufacturing, A Description from the Viewpoint of Industrial Automation, CIM Reference Model Committee, International Purdue Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems, Purdue Laboratory for Applied Industrial Control, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Instrument Society of America (1989), Research Triangle Park, NC.
With the permission of the ISA and Purdue University, this book is now available for download in electronic format. Click on the link above for detailed instructions.
The PERA Reference Model is a basic element of the PERA Master Planning Methodology.