Accession Number : ADA257000


Title :   21ST Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy. Volume 2. Infrastructure


Corporate Author : LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA


Personal Author(s) : Nagel, Roger ; Dove, Rick


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 129


Abstract : This is Volume 2 of a two-volume report on the global competitive environment U.S manufacturing will face, and the infrastructure it will require in order to complete as we transition over the next 15 years into the 21st century. the developments described in the report present a unique opportunity to capitalize on distinctive U.S. strengths; failure to seize this opportunity will put the standard of living of the American people at profound risk. The report presents the thinking of leading representations of industry, government and academe. The distinctive value of this particular document lies in its presentation of a comprehensive picture of a new system of manufacturing--agile manufacturing--that has begun to emerge in the industrially advanced nations. Our objective in presenting this picture was to assist in defining a strategy and an action agenda that would enable U.S. industry to make the transition to this new system in a timely and competitively effective manner. Volume 1 of the report begins with a description of the opportunity for regaining global competitiveness that the transition to agile manufacturing offers American industry. It continues with a non-technical vision of agile manufacturing as a system in which technologies, management structures, and social values are synthesized into a powerful competitive weapon.


Descriptors :   *COMMERCE , *MANUFACTURING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE