Advances in agile manufacturing: integrating technology, organization and people
Contemporary manufacturing industry is undergoing a major shift away from mass production towards a newly emerging paradigm known as Agile Manufacturing. A key element in the reassesment is the shift of focus towards systematic examination of the organization and people issues in advanced manufacturing. The major part of the 160+ papers presented in this work is connected with the issue of developing multidisciplinary methods and tools to support TOP integration (technology, organization and people) and the implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Systems. The commercial concern to build agile enterprises by integrating technology, organization and people results in the need to achieve a competitive advantage through this process by means of concurrent engineering, team working, empowerment and other tools. The interest to master the process of designing and implementing advanced systems has special emphasis. Readers: professionals in computer integrated manufacturing, engineering, human resource management and business.
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Abstract activities advanced manufacturing Agile Manufacturing allocation analysis application approach areas automation catastrophe model cognitive complex components computer-aided manufacturing concept Concurrent Engineering continuous improvement costs culture decision defined effect efficiency employees environment Ergonomics evaluation experience flexibility functions goals haptic HITOP Hong Kong Human Factors identified implementation important increase industry innovation integration interface Introduction involved IOS Press Japanese kanban Karwowski Eds knowledge lean production learning machine man-machine system manufacturing systems mechanisms of interaction methodology methods operators organisation organization P.T. Kidd paper participation performance personnel phase planning problems product development production system Quality Function Deployment requirements response robots role simulation skills social specific strategy structure task task model technical techniques total quality management Ulich workers