Industrial automation requires organizational adaptations

J.A.M. Willenborg, J.J. Krabbendam

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    Computerized manufacturing should make it possible to combine the traditionally conflicting objectives of productivity and flexibility. Much attention is paid to the Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS): machine tools with automatic exchange of tools and parts under control of a computer. But although expectations run high, experience shows that it is not easy to realize the anticipated benefits. The new system requires substantial adjustments in the organization.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational journal of production research
    Issue number11 (Special)
    Publication statusPublished - 1987
    Event1st International Production Management Conference on Management and New Production Systems 1987 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 16 Mar 198717 Mar 1987
    Conference number: 1


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