Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing

Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing

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The race to take full advantage of technological breakthroughs in computer science and communications has forced major changes in the role of people in companies that employ, or wish to implement, advanced manufacturing systems (AMS). Ironically, as industry has become more dependent on advanced technology, human factors have become ever more critical to the success of any business venture. The implementation of new technologies requires fundamental changes in a company's mode of planning; plant organization; job design; compensation and raise policy; personnel selection, training, and education; and labor management relations. Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing is a comprehensive review of human factors issues as they relate to computer integration of manufacturing resources, computer-aided process planning, manufacturing, design and engineering. It provides a framework for the successful integration of technology, personnel, and organization. And it offers the insights, observations, and proven methods of 47 leading international authorities on the subject, from industry, government, and academia. For industrial and production engineers, managers, plant supervisors, and human resources administrators, this book is an outstanding practical guide to the ins and outs of implementing and maintaining AMS. Researchers will discover a well-constructed platform from which to launch further inquiries. Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing is also indispensable reading for graduate students in engineering, business administration, computer science, psychology, and sociology.Little training was provided as aquot;engineering superstarsaquot; responsible for installing the equipment believed that people in the plant could not possibly ... At Westinghouse a Fanuc robot was designed to user specifications but never used. A caseanbsp;...

Title:Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing
Author:Waldemar Karwowski, Gavriel Salvendy
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 1994-02-11


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