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Interest in the extension of quality management programmes into customer‐supplier relationships in manufacturing is increasing. The potential for joint quality improvement initiatives to yield mutual benefits is increasingly being recognized as a natural development of internal total quality...
Discusses industrial automation in pre‐ and post‐1989 Czechoslovakia. Managerial effort in the centrally planned economy was concentrated primarily on achieving and exceeding volume targets. Quality, flexibility, and consumer needs were secondary considerations. The incentives for automation...
Integrated manufacturing is a term which is currently in vogue and yet, because of its poor definition, is a concept which is difficult to apply. Seeks to take a strategic level view of integrated manufacturing. Provides a framework and some tools which will be useful to the operating manager in...
Reviews the wide range of perspectives on the nature, scope and implications of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). Presents the main deliverable of a three‐year programme of research conducted by the Keele Advanced Manufacturing Group. Entitled CIMple (Computer Integrated Manufacturing...
The actual success or failure of a product is measurable partially in terms of the commercial success of the organization producing it. Addresses how to estimate that success at the concept stage of the design process, prior to detailed design, when there is not yet a physical artefact, and no...
The effective control of information can lead to a reduction in product introduction lead‐times and consequently time to market. Product data management (PDM) systems are increasingly being utilized to achieve this control. Reviews the current usage, funtionality and technology of such systems,...
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