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Agile Manufacturing: Forging New Frontiers

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Agile Manufacturing: Forging New Frontiers

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Agile Manufacturing

Paul T Kidd

ISBN 0-201-63163-6 (Hardbound)

Publisher: Addison Wesley

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Publication Date: June 1994


Agile Manufacturing: Forging New Frontiers

Chapter 11 Introduction

In this Chapter we shall examine skill and knowledge enhancing technologies in more detail. Attention will be focused on machine tool systems. We will begin by providing an overview of some historical developments and an overview of the design problem as it is seen from the skill oriented design paradigm. We will also compare this perspective to the more common view derived from the technology oriented design paradigm.

Our attention will then be focused on the organisational and psychological criteria that are judged to be relevant to the design problem. We will then undertake a skills and knowledge analysis to establish areas where computer-based technologies might be applied, and then look at some designs that have been developed using the skill oriented perspective.

For the purpose of clarity and understanding we will confine our attention to one particular type of machine tool, the lathe. In principle, what we have to say, however, can also be extended to other types of machine tools.


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