The following document will explore product and information integration by demonstrating the potential economic, strategic, and technical benefits attainable in the Engineering Change Order/Preliminary Change Order function. Information is the foundation of today's corporate enterprise. An organization's success can depend on how effectively it identifies, manages and uses its information. As an organization grows or becomes more complex, the infrastructure of information becomes more complex. The management and distribution of information corporation wide becomes a key element in the strategic position of the organization in its given market.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electronic data interchange; Management information systems; Business--Data processing; Information technology; Process control--Automation

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Packaging Science(MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Packaging Science (CAST)


Daniel L. Goodwin

Advisor/Committee Member

David L. Olsson

Advisor/Committee Member

Karen L. Proctor


“I Patrick B. McPhee, hereby state that this document or thesis may only be used for reference in the department of Packaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. No reproduction of this document or thesis may be made without the written consent of the author.”

Physical copy of thesis available from RIT's Wallace Library at HF5548.33 .M236 1993


RIT – Main Campus