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Human Intelligence-Based Manufacturing is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Series edited by Professor D.T. Pham of the University of Wales, College of Cardiff. The Flexibility Computerised-Integrated Manufacturing Structure (FCIMS) is a significant innovation in the field of the production science and technology which combines rapid manufacture with the requirements of human society. Due to greater market diversification a new approach is needed as a response to this new manufacturing environment. International expert contributions deal with aspects of this response and describe how to amalgamate higher levels of automation with human-oriented functions, maintaining a high level of productivity. The benefits are an improved international competitiveness and co-operation. Since Human Intelligent-Based Manufacturing deals with the integration of technology and sociology it is of interest to both the academia and industry. Collaboration in manufacturing between Japan, Europe and the United States is a topic of high current interest.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Culture of Manufacturing - Flexible Manufacturing Systems - Global Network - Human Intelligence-Based Manufacturing - Skills and Flair
1. What is Human-Intelligence-Based Manufacturing?.- 2. Design Principles of Work Organization and Skilled Labour in a Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Environment.- 3. Human-Centred Flexible Manufacturing Systems in Machining and Assembly.- 4. Unskilled Worker-Oriented Manufacturing.- 5. Flexible Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Structure of Global Network Type — Case Study in EC Countries.- 6. Flexible Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Structure of Global Network Type — Case Study in Japan.- 7. Anthropocentric Intelligence-Based Manufacturing.- 8. Culture and Success in Manufacturing: a Comparison of Japan and the USA.- 9. Culture of Manufacturing — a Case Study: Approaching an Understanding of Different Production Styles in Japan, the USA and Germany.