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Technologies of advanced manufacturing

: Warnecke, H.-J.; Hüser, M.

Karwowski, W.; Salvendy, G.:
Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing
New York/N.Y.: Wiley and Sons, 1994
ISBN: 0-471-55508-8
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Fraunhofer IPA ()
advanced manufacturing; Kostensenkung; Wettbewerbsfähigkeit

As a result of intensified competition due to the transition from a seller's to a buyer's market, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to reduce costs or increase utility for the customer. An advantage achieved through ongoing product and process innovation cannot be maintained forever. The know-how will ultimately become common knowledge and will seep through to competitors or threshold countries. Companies in the industrial world can only pursue two strategies in order to maintain competitiveness.