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.
|Journal||International journal of production research|
|Issue number||11 (Special)|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
|Event||1st International Production Management Conference on Management and New Production Systems 1987 - Enschede, Netherlands|
Duration: 16 Mar 1987 → 17 Mar 1987
Conference number: 1