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CELLULAR MANUF INTEGR TECH MANAG CL (Engineering Management Series, 2)


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ISBN 10: 0471961434 / ISBN 13: 9780471961437
Published by Research Studie, 1996
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Publisher: Research Studie

Publication Date: 1996

Book Condition: Good

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Using an extremely wide range of source material, the central message of this text is that organisational change in manufacturing systems can only be achieved if technology and management are integrated, and that this is only possible if it is recognized that the manufacturing enterprise is closely coupled into a complex set of political, social and economic systems. Implementation of new technologies demands both management commitment and understanding of the technology. All too often management enthusiasm wanes before sufficient experience has been gained to benefit from the introduction of the new technology, leading to a premature declaration of the failure of the strategy. Examining the origins and effects of this mismatch of technological capability and management planning, the book also presents case studies that typify incompatibilities in phasing of management expectation and technology capability.

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Using a vast range of source material from anthropology to zen, the author presents the premise that organizational change in manufacturing systems can be achieved if technology and management are integrated and that this is possible only if the manufacturing firm is closely coupled into a complex set of political, social and economic systems. Features case studies in the history of manufacturing systems to identify generic problems in system design and implementation. Demonstrates that current trends in the manufacturing literature, such as 'global localisation,' are compatible with developments in manufacturing technology.

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