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Manufacturing Excellence in Global Markets - Walter Eversheim

Manufacturing Excellence in Global Markets

By: Walter Eversheim (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1996
ISBN: 9780412805202
Number Of Pages: 546

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An upward trend is now discernible in many areas of the economy. However, cautious optimism disguises the fact that in many instances improvements in the competitive situation have been achieved by short-term cutbacks in workforces and cut-throat pricing policies. Innovation and investments in new technologies have often failed to be recognized as future-orientated measures. Cost cutting by transferring the production capacity to low-wage countries cannot by itself guarantee the survival of the manufacturing industry in the European Community. This book poses a number of topical questions, regarding competitive production for the 21st century, in four key areas: company strategies, product development, production and production systems.

Preface: Co-operative value adding - product, process, resourcesp. 1
Company Strategies
Implementing changes successfully - a "core process" for safeguarding future successp. 33
Total Quality Management - co-operating to secure the futurep. 71
Systems For Production
Production in the twenty-first century - new machine conceptsp. 95
Open systems in manufacturing - how much openness would you like to have?p. 135
Optimization potential in manufacturing metrology - aspects of change in the production environmentp. 169
Product Development
Fast product development - 3D modeling and rapid prototypingp. 201
Distributed Development - Crossing corporate boundariesp. 237
Innovation management - linking product ideas to success on the marketplacep. 259
Software as a product component - Managing development processesp. 287
Condensed process chains - prerequisites and potentialsp. 311
Clean manufacturing technologies - the competitive edge of tomorrow?p. 339
Competitive manufacturing processes - solutions for the machine tool industryp. 419
Manufacturing micro-components - perspectives for the machine tool industryp. 467
Members of the Working Groupsp. 501
Referencesp. 509
Indexp. 541
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ISBN: 9780412805202
ISBN-10: 0412805200
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 546
Published: 31st December 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.1