Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 1998

Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 1998

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Presents a discussion of recent trends and prospects in science, technology and industry, based on comparative indicators, such as output, investment and productivity, research and development (RaD), patent activity and innovation and knowledge flows.The use of advanced technologies in the lean system of automobile production The diffusion of the just-in-time ... Systems such as Nissana#39;s Action Plate Method are in essence a CIM version of Toyotaa#39;s a#39;a#39;kanbana#39;a#39; method, designed to streamline production and handle customised production. ... For instance, a successful second-hand car chain, CarMax, uses inventory control and computer technology to control costs and to guide and inform customers about the products offered.

Title:Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 1998
Publisher:OECD Publishing - 1998-10-09


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