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Cellular Manufacturing 9780471961437

Cellular Manufacturing

Integrating Technology and Management

ISBN-10: 0471961434
ISBN-13: 9780471961437
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PUBLISHER: Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
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Product Description: "The central message of this book is that organisational change in manufacturing systems can only be achieved if technology and management are integrated, and that this is only possible if it is recognised that the manufacturing enterprise is closely coupled into a complex set of political, social and economic systems. The author, John Brandon, uses case studies in the history of manufacturing systems to identify generic problems in system design and implementation; it is only by an appreciation of how earlier systems went wrong that similar mistakes can be avoided in future systems. The most detailed case study is of Group Technology. The future of manufacturing systems is projected in terms of businesses-within-businesses, a development that is technologically feasible and to which managerial cultures are receptive. The book also treats current topics in management literature - 'global localisation', for example - and shows them to be compatible with developments in manufacturing technology."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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