Taking Charge of Manufacturing: How Companies are Combining Technological and Organizational Innovations to Compete Successfully
Examines the managerial, organizational, and technological issues that manufacturing managers must understand to implement new technologies. Provides a sound strategy to help managers automate factories and manufacturing processes, improve design and manufacturing techniques, and increase market performance.
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