Advanced Manufacturing. An ICT and Systems Perspective

Advanced Manufacturing. An ICT and Systems Perspective

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Manufacturing plays a vital role in European economy and society, and is expected to continue as a major generator of wealth in the foreseeable future. A competitive manufacturing industry is essential for the prosperity of Europe, especially in the face of accelerating deindustrialisation. This book provides a broad vision of the future of manufacturing, analysed from a system-management viewpoint and with a special focus on ICT-related matters. Each contribution presents a complex and multidisciplinary research domain from a specific perspective. The first part of the book gives an overview on technology: past, present and future, while the following topics are introduced in the latter part of the book: - Product Lifecycle Management - Sustainable Products and Processes - Production Scheduling and Control - Benchmarking and Performance Measures - Industrial Services - Human Factors and Education in Manufacturing - Collaborative Engineering - Supply Chain Integration The book is intended to provoke debate, build consensus and stimulate creative discussion, leading to further novel research initiatives in the future.However, the wages of citizens in the European Union are higher than in other regions of the world and the European Union is not able to compete on high volumes with much manual work. In this paper a project is described in ... Some authors state that the motivated workforce is one of the secrets why Toyota had its highest profits ever (Yamada 2001). Research has shown the positive ... productivity up to 46% (Rhijn et al. 2005), reduce sick leave costs by 18% ( Koningsveld et al.

Title:Advanced Manufacturing. An ICT and Systems Perspective
Author: Marco Taisch, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Marco Montorio
Publisher:CRC Press - 2007-03-15

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