By K Case, S T Newman
This quantity includes the court cases of the 10th nationwide convention on production examine held on the collage of know-how, Loughborough, united kingdom, in September 1994, the newest in a chain of conferences first convened in 1985, and the 1st to be released by way of Taylor & Francis Ltd.; Keith Case and Steven Newman, the convention Chairs, the booklet includes R. H. Weston's keynote tackle, "Requirements and tendencies in production Systems", and over a hundred and forty contributions, which jointly signify the forefront, state of the art wisdom within the region of producing and creation engineering and administration. The contributions are geared up by means of subject: procedure making plans; structures integration and modelling; simulation and scheduling; concurrent engineering and layout; technique keep watch over; and inspection; and hence reveal the large diversity of subject matters that production study embraces and their relevance to enhancing present business perform.
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Advances In Manufacturing Technology VIII: Proceedings Of 10th National Conference On Manufacturing Research (Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety) by K Case, S T Newman