Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering

Expectations and Disappointments of Industrial Innovations

Authors: Halevi, Gideon

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  • Showcases industrial innovations and summarizes reasons for possible failure
  • Shows why remarkable technology advances in one field may cause disruptions in manufacturing
  • Demonstrates how to put research on the right track and how to restore flexibility and simplicity
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The Integrated Manufacturing System (IMS), Group Technology, Numerical Control, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) were four outstanding innovations that were one-time milestones of scientific industrial management. This book describes the expectations and disappointments of the common pitfalls of these ingenious ideas, which leads to understanding of their gradual disappearing, and proposes a way to restore these methods for long term utility and value.

The first three innovations dominated the industry till the mid-1970s. Surprisingly, the reason for them being replaced is the same:  research of the “routine” was misleading regardless of its ingenuity. In the fourth case, CAD does not support CAPP (Computer Aided Process Planning) and thus Numerical Control could no longer support developments of a system such as a flexible and automated factory. However, they incorporate many features in a specific resource instead within a manufacturing system. CAD technology and machining centers remain remarkable as a specific (unique) manufacturing resource. This work proposes ways to revive these innovations for the future.

Innovation is a driver for the development of new products and production methods. It should be an integral part of a system and not pursued for its own sake. This volume shows, explains, and remedies this by treating these interesting examples.  

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Expectations and Disappointments of Industrial Innovations
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50702-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50702-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50701-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84467-1
Series ISSN
2198-0772
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 131
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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