Beyond the Thresholds of Manufacturing Organizations

Beyond the Thresholds of Manufacturing Organizations

Farley Simon Nobre (Innovation Technology Enterprise, Brazil), Andrew M. Tobias (University of Birmingham, UK) and David S. Walker (University of Birmingham, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-302-9.ch013
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Abstract

The major contributions of this chapter are concerned with: a. Analysis of the limitations of past and current manufacturing organizations (and operations management systems). b. Definition of concepts and features for new manufacturing organizations through perspectives of management, socio-technology and organizational systems theory. From these perspectives we derive the concept of a new organizing and production model that we call customer-centric organizations.

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