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Adaptable production structures

 
: Westkämper, Engelbert

Dashchenko, Anatoli (Ed.); Grosser, Hubert (Workgroup):
Manufacturing technologies for machines of the future : 21st century technologies. Text and Videos
Berlin: Springer, 2003
ISBN: 3-540-43492-5
S.87-120
Englisch
Aufsatz in Buch
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Fertigungsstruktur; Turbulentes Umfeld; Fertigung

Abstract
Companies in processing industries operate today in a turbulent environment. This is mainly caused by technology, the globalization of markets, and the permanent change in supply and demand. Effective survival strategies can only be developed if structures are adapted constantly.
This chapter discusses strategies and methods that contribute towards the new dynamics. The starting point of this article is the assessment of the adaptability of companies in this turbulent environment. The theme "adaptable production structures" is the subject of a long-term interdisciplinary fundamental research project at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, with the assistance of economical, technical, and biotechnological institutes.

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