Working with Machines: The Nuts and Bolts of Lean Operations with Jidoka

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How do companies in high labor cost countries manage to remain competitive? In western manufacturing, the more manual a process, the more severe the competitive handicap of high wages. Full automation would make labor costs irrelevant but remain impractical in most industries. Most successful manufacturing processes in advanced economies are neither fully manual nor fully automatic -- they involve interactions between small numbers of highly skilled people and machines that account for the bulk of the manufacturing costs ...

Working with Machines: The Nuts and Bolts of Lean Operations with Jidoka 2007, Productivity Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781563273292

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