Boosting up competitiveness and growth in manufacturing

Klaus Känsälä, Pentti Vähä

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    The lifetime of products in electronics industry has been rapidly decreasing during the last ten years, and there is no indication that the trend is going to change in the near future.The global dimension brings out new problems concerning large variety of models and thus increasing number of components and suppliers.The "single production line/single product" thinking has to give room for new thoughts about flexible multiproduct production systems.The whole factory environment must be flexible and scalable to meet the new production demands.In the future, it may be possible that the product development and production of goods are separated into different organisations to better meet the high demands and expertise set on each branch.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Workshop on intelligent manufacturing systems 1999
    Place of PublicationBelgium
    PublisherKU Leuven
    Pages689 - 694
    ISBN (Print)90-73802-69-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventSecond International Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems - Leuven, Belgium
    Duration: 22 Sept 199924 Sept 1999
    Conference number: 2


    WorkshopSecond International Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems


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