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 Sep 199924 Sep 1999
Conference number: 2


WorkshopSecond International Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

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