Learning to change: opportunities to improve the performance of smaller manufacturers
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee to Assess Barriers and Opportunities to Improve Manufacturing at Small and Medium-Sized Companies, National Research Council (U.S.). Manufacturing Studies Board
National Academy Press, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 136 pages
This report examines the importance of manufacturing to the American economy, considers the regional diversity of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies, and describes their crucial influence on the global competitiveness of American products.
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EFFECTIVENESS OF MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
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