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 thinking about integration. Addresses two of the main reasons put forward for the relatively poor performance of British manufacturing companies in recent years: the poor match between manufacturing systems and business needs; and the internal inconsistency of operating practices.
Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 1995
Keywords: Integration; Manufacturing; Strategy
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