The Global Manufacturing Revolution

Introduced here are innovations to the entire manufacturing culture: An original approach to the analysis of manufacturing paradigms Suggested methods for developing creativity in product design A quantitative analysis of manufacturing ...

The Global Manufacturing Revolution

Author: Yoram Koren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470920800

Page: 424

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The concrete tools manufacturing enterprises need to thrive in today's global environment For a manufacturing enterprise to succeed in this current volatile economic environment, a revolution is needed in restructuring its three main components: product design, manufacturing, and business model. The Global Manufacturing Revolution is the first book to focus on these issues. Based on the author's long-standing course work at the University of Michigan, this unique volume proposes new technologies and new business strategies that can increase an enterprise's speed of responsiveness to volatile markets, as well as enhance the integration of its own engineering and business. Introduced here are innovations to the entire manufacturing culture: An original approach to the analysis of manufacturing paradigms Suggested methods for developing creativity in product design A quantitative analysis of manufacturing system configurations A new manufacturing "reconfigurable" paradigm, in which the speed of responsiveness is the prime business goal An original approach to using information technology for workforce empowerment The book also offers analysis and original models of previous manufacturing paradigms' technical and business dimensions—including mass production and mass customization—in order to fully explain the current revolution in global manufacturing enterprises. In addition, 200 original illustrations and pictures help to clarify the topics. Globalization is creating both opportunities and challenges for companies that manufacture durable goods. The tools, theories, and case studies in this volume will be invaluable to engineers pursuing leadership careers in the manufacturing industry, as well as to leaders of global enterprises and business students who are motivated to lead manufacturing enterprises and ensure their growth.

The Global Manufacturing Revolution

This book proposes new technologies and new business strategies that can increase an enterprise's speed of responsiveness to volatile markets, as well as enhance the integration of its own engineering and business.

The Global Manufacturing Revolution

Author: Yoram Koren


ISBN: 9781613448632

Page: 399

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This book proposes new technologies and new business strategies that can increase an enterprise's speed of responsiveness to volatile markets, as well as enhance the integration of its own engineering and business.

American Dragon Winning the Global Manufacturing War Using the Universal Principles of Fewer Faster and Finer

It is a littleknown fact that the American industrial revolution was started by a
copycat—a brilliant one, but a copycat nonetheless. To evade British law, he
wore a farmer's costume and clandestinely boarded a boat headed to the newly
formed ...

American Dragon  Winning the Global Manufacturing War Using the Universal Principles of Fewer  Faster  and Finer

Author: Michael McKeldon Woody

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483445755


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During the last two decades of the twentieth century, China built a manufacturing juggernaut that propelled the offshoring phenomenon and led to the loss of millions of US manufacturing jobs. Michael McKeldon Woody, formerly an executive at a domestic pen manufacturer, learned the hard way that these competitors were relentless, and eventually acquiesced to the inevitability of offshoring. But in 2006 he stumbled upon a US textile business, Trans-Tex LLC, which gave him the opportunity to pursue a rematch with his old nemesis, China. This time, the outcome was different.

The Next Production Revolution Implications for Governments and Business

The focus is on five technologies: information and communication technologies (
ICTs), industrial robotics, 3D printing, biotechnology and nanotechnology. These
technologies are central to what is here termed the “next production revolution”.

The Next Production Revolution Implications for Governments and Business

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264271031

Page: 440

View: 778

This publication examines the opportunities and challenges, for business and government, associated with technologies bringing about the “next production revolution”. These include a variety of digital technologies (e.g. the Internet of Things and advanced robotics), industrial...

Global Production Networks

This general shift towards market making is evident in the rise of merchandising
as a core value activity and the concurrent decline of the manufacturing function
in many lead firms. The retail revolution started in the post-war USA and quickly ...

Global Production Networks

Author: Neil M. Coe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198703910

Page: 256

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Accelerating processes of economic globalization have fundamentally reshaped the organization of the global economy towards much greater integration and functional interdependence through cross-border economic activity. In this interconnected world system, a new form of economic organization has emerged: Global Production Networks (GPNs). This brings together a wide array of economic actors, most notably capitalist firms, state institutions, labour unions, consumers and non-government organizations, in the transnational production of economic value. National and sub-national economic development in this highly interdependent global economy can no longer be conceived of, and understood within, the distinct territorial boundaries of individual countries and regions. Instead, global production networks are organizational platforms through which actors in these different national or regional economies compete and cooperate for a larger share of the creation, transformation, and capture of value through transnational economic activity. They are also vehicles for transferring the value captured between different places. This book ultimately aims to develop a theory of global production networks that explains economic development in the interconnected global economy. While primarily theoretical in nature, it is well grounded in cutting-edge empirical work in the parallel and highly impactful strands of social science literature on the changing organization of the global economy relating to global commodity chains (GCC), global value chains (GVC), and global production networks (GPN).

The Global Technology Revolution

... and improved transportation (see, for example, Friedman, 2000 [217]) but also
by enabled trends such as agile manufacturing where local investments in
infrastructure could enable new players to participate in global manufacturing.

The Global Technology Revolution

Author: Philip S. Anton

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083303247X

Page: 94

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Beyond the agricultural and industrial revolutions of the past, a globaltechnology revolution is currently changing the world. This book discussesthe broad, multidisciplinary, and synergistic trends in this revolution,including genomics, cloning, biomedical engineering, smart materials, agilemanufacturing, nanofabricated computation devices, and integratedmicrosystems. The revolution's effects on human health may be the most startling as breakthroughs improve both the quality and length of human life.Biotechnology will also enable us to identify, understand, manipulate,improve, and control living organisms (including ourselves). Informationtechnology is already revolutionizing our lives, especially in the developedworld, and is a major enabler of other trends. Materials technology willproduce products, components, and systems that are smaller, smarter,multi-functional, environmentally compatible, more survivable, andcustomizable. In addition, smart materials, agile manufacturing, andnanotechnology will change the way we produce devices and improve theircapabilities. The technology revolution will not be uniform in its effectacross the globe but will play out differently depending on its acceptance,investment, and a variety of issues such as bioethics, privacy, economicdisparity, cultural invasion, and social reactions. There will be no turningback, however, since some societies will avail themselves of the revolution,and globalization will thus change the environment in which each societylives.

Smart Devices and Machines for Advanced Manufacturing

References [9.1] Koren, Y., 2007, The Global Manufacturing Revolution, ME587
Coursepack, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. [9.2] Mehrabi, M.G.,
Ulsoy, A.G., Koren, Y. and Heytler, P., 2002, “Trends and perspectives in flexible

Smart Devices and Machines for Advanced Manufacturing

Author: Lihui Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848001473

Page: 390

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This book presents a collection of quality chapters on the state-of-the-art of research efforts in the area of smart devices and novel machine design, as well as their practical applications to enable advanced manufacturing. The first section presents a broad-based review of several key areas of research in smart devices and machines. The second section is focused on presenting an in-depth treatment of a particular device or machine. The book will be of interest to a broad readership.

The New Industrial Revolution

During the nineteenth century, the proportion of the total manufacturing workforce
that was in the rich part of the world rose from 15.9 per cent in 1800 to 49.3 per
cent in 1900. While over the 100 years from 2010 it would be extremely fanciful to

The New Industrial Revolution

Author: Peter Marsh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300117779

Page: 311

View: 718

Explores more than 250 years of manufacturing history, arguing that the rise of China and India is not necessarily the death knell of the U.S., U.K., German and Japanese economies, if only those nations can adapt.

Manufacturing Engineering Handbook Second Edition

In short, a new global manufacturing revolution is needed to succeed in the new
global economy; it must be a revolution based on responsive manufacturing
systems and responsive business models. Responsive business models should
aim ...

Manufacturing Engineering Handbook  Second Edition

Author: Hwaiyu Geng

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007183978X

Page: 880

View: 304

The new edition of this professional resource reveals how to optimize all aspects of the global manufacturing process to build the highest quality goods at the lowest price in the shortest possible time. How can one apply technical and business knowledge to develop a strategic plan that delivers increased productivity, quality, sustainability, reliability, agility, resilience, and best practices with rapid time to production and value? The answers are found in the fully updated new edition of Manufacturing Engineering Handbook. The goal of this second edition is to provide the essential knowledge needed to build products with the highest quality at the lowest cost in the least amount of time by optimizing all aspects of the manufacturing process—design, development, tools, processes, quality, speed, output, safety, and sustainability. You will gain access to information on conventional and modern technologies, manufacturing processes, and operations management that will assist you in achieving these goals. The book is written by a team of more than 100 internationally renowned manufacturing engineering experts, and pared down from its original 1200 pages. The new and vastly improved second edition is specifically designed to concisely and succinctly cover traditional manufacturing processes and advanced technologies as well as newer manufacturing software and systems to integrate them into the modern, global manufacturing world. Brand-new chapters on: eco-design and sustainability; nano materials and nano manufacturing; facilities planning; operations research New sections on plastics, composites, and moldmaking; global manufacturing and supply chain management Increased coverage of Design for Six Sigma and adaptive manufacturing Affiliated web site with color illustrations, graphs, charts, discussions on future trends, additional technical papers, and suggestions for further reading

Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution

This book offers a critical reflection on the meaning and expected impact of the fourth industrial revolution, and its implications for industrial policy.

Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution

Author: Patrizio Bianchi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786430320

Page: 192

View: 283

This book offers a critical reflection on the meaning and expected impact of the fourth industrial revolution, and its implications for industrial policy. Industrial revolutions are considered not only in terms of technological progress, but also in the context of the changing relationship between market and production dynamics, and the social and political conditions enabling the development of new technologies. Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution aims to increase our capacity to anticipate and adapt to the forthcoming structural changes. A concrete illustration of this industrial policy is provided through an experience of its implementation at regional level.

Silent Revolution

By looking instead at the value added in each country, UNCTAD found that
developing countries' share of global manufacturing has actually fallen in recent
years. UNCTAD concludes, “Few of the countries which pursued rapid
liberalization of ...

Silent Revolution

Author: Duncan Green

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583675043

Page: 272

View: 952

"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development." —Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global South The first edition of Green's Silent Revolution, published in 1995, described the imposition of neoliberal economic models in Latin America, the role of the IMF and World Bank in enforcing them, and their consequences. In this second, revised edition, Green extends his analysis into the present, showing how the current economic meltdown in Latin America was prepared by an economic strategy that could never live up to its own claims. The new edition was completed in a moment when the Argentinean economy is in ruins, Brazil is on the brink of collapse, riots are taking place in Uruguay, Peru, and in Paraguay, and a U.S. supported coup has just been averted in Venezuela. It will be an essential work for understanding ongoing developments in the region.

The Pan Industrial Revolution

Best‐selling author Richard D’Aveni contends that the advent of massive, industrial‐scale 3‐D printing is already happening quietly under the radar, and that it will have a far‐reaching impact that most corporate and governmental ...

The Pan Industrial Revolution

Author: Richard D'Aveni

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328955915

Page: 288

View: 423

A stunning look at what will happen to global industry as 3-D printing quickly becomes a worldwide phenomenon–and how this will influence our economic and geopolitical landscape. Best‐selling author Richard D’Aveni contends that the advent of massive, industrial‐scale 3‐D printing is already happening quietly under the radar, and that it will have a far‐reaching impact that most corporate and governmental leaders have yet to anticipate or understand. 3-D printing, now called additive manufacturing, has moved far beyond a desktop technology used by hobbyists to churn out trinkets and toys. In this eye-opening account, D’Aveni reveals how recent breakthrough advances have been secretly adapted by powerful Fortune 500 companies so that they can now manufacture jet engines, huge turbines, airplanes, automobiles, and so much more in a greatly shortened time frame. Not only is this revolutionary technology transforming the landscape of manufacturing everywhere, but as D’Aveni contends, it is also destined to have a dramatic effect on the world economy. A handful of massively powerful corporations—what D’Aveni calls pan‐industrials—will become as important as any tech giant in re-structuring the global order.

The Third Industrial Revolution

How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World Jeremy
Rifkin. automated smart technologies. Manufacturing jobs declined by 16 percent
, in the same period, in the other major economies and by more than 11 percent ...

The Third Industrial Revolution

Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 023034058X

Page: 304

View: 654

The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Union Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players — heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs — who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

Localizing Global Production

The Industrial Revolution in England boosted the diffusion of technologies mainly
concerning the textile industry, iron and steel making, and the machinery industry
. During the twentieth century Taylorist work organization and mass production ...

Localizing Global Production

Author: Klaus North

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9789221095125

Page: 191

View: 245

Discusses various methods of generating know-how in one region and speedily deploying it elsewhere to meet market demands or exploit competitive manufacturing advantages. Three detailed cases studies cover the Philippines, India and Ghana.

Economic Systems Analysis and Assessment

... Disruptions JAMES A. GEORGE and JAMES A. RODGER Smart Data:
Enterprise Performance Optimization Strategy YORAM KOREN The Global
Manufacturing Revolution: Product-ProcessBusiness Integration and
Reconfigurable Systems ...

Economic Systems Analysis and Assessment

Author: Andrew P. Sage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015483

Page: 500

View: 941

An Authoritative Introduction to a Major Subject in Systems Engineering and Management This important volume fills the need for a textbook on the fundamentals of economic systems analysis and assessment, illustrating their vital role in systems engineering and systems management. Providing extensive coverage on key topics, it assumes no prior background in mathematics or economics in order to comprehend the material. The book is comprised of five major parts: Microeconomics: a concise overview that covers production and the theory of the firm; theory of the consumer; market equilibria and market imperfections; and normative or welfare economics, including imperfect competition effects and consumer and producer surplus Program Management Economics: discusses economic valuation of programs and projects, including investment rates of return; cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis; earned value management; cost structures and estimation of program costs and schedules; strategic and tactical pricing issues; and capital investment and options Cost Estimation: reviews cost-estimation technologies involving precedented and unprecedented development, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software, software reuse, application generators, and fourth-generation languages Strategic Investments in an Uncertain World: addresses alternative methods for valuation of firms including Stern Stewart's EVA, Holt's CFROI, and various competing methodologies Contemporary Perspectives: covers ongoing extensions to theory and practice that enable satisfactory treatment of the increasing returns to scale, network effects, and path-dependent issues generally associated with contemporary ultra-large-scale telecommunications and information networks Also discussed in this comprehensive text are normative or welfare economics and behavioral economics; COCOMO I and II and COSYSMO as examples of a cost model; and options-based valuation models and valuation of information technology intensive enterprises. Economic Systems Analysis and Assessment serves as an ideal textbook for senior undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in economic systems analysis and assessment, as well as a valuable reference for engineers and managers involved with information technology intensive systems, professional economists, cost analysts, investment evaluators, and systems engineers.

The Global Chemical Industry in the Age of the Petrochemical Revolution

Until 2003,2 Italy had a comfortable surplus balance of trade for manufacturing as
a whole, with a few negative items, among which chemical products and
pharmaceuticals remain consistently among the worst performers. In 2003, the
import ...

The Global Chemical Industry in the Age of the Petrochemical Revolution

Author: Louis Galambos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521871050

Page: 529

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This book, first published in 2007, offers a comparative analysis of the performance of the chemical industry in the age of the petrochemical revolution.

The Industrial Revolution a Very Short Introduction

The Industrial Revolution was one of the great, transforming events of world history. Robert C. Allen explains what happened during this period, and why.

The Industrial Revolution  a Very Short Introduction

Author: Robert C. Allen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198706782

Page: 144

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The Industrial Revolution was a pivotal point in British history that occurred between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries and led to far reaching transformations of society. With the advent of revolutionary manufacturing technology productivity boomed. Machines were used to spin and weave cloth, steam engines were used to provide reliable power, and industry was fed by the construction of the first railways, a great network of arteries feeding the factories. Cities grew as people shifted from agriculture to industry and commerce. Hand in hand with the growth of cities came rising levels of pollution and disease. Many people lost their jobs to the new machinery, whilst working conditions in the factories were grim and pay was low. As the middle classes prospered, social unrest ran through the working classes, and the exploitation of workers led to the growth of trade unions and protest movements. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert C. Allen analyzes the key features of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, and the spread of industrialization to other countries. He considers the factors that combined to enable industrialization at this time, including Britain's position as a global commercial empire, and discusses the changes in technology and business organization, and their impact on different social classes and groups. Introducing the "winners" and the "losers" of the Industrial Revolution, he looks at how the changes were reflected in evolving government policies, and what contribution these made to the economic transformation. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Global Technology Revolution China In Depth Analyses

... develop state-of-the-art research and manufacturing capabilities and to
position TBNA to compete in the global marketplace in these areas. Showed how
the most-promising TAs could fit into a potential overarching strategic plan for t
TBNA: ...

The Global Technology Revolution China  In Depth Analyses

Author: Richard Silberglitt

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833048686

Page: 250

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China's Tianjin Binhai New Area and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area commissioned a technology-foresight study to help them plan for economic growth. The authors recommend seven emerging technology applications (TAs)--solar energy, mobile communications, rapid bioassays, new water-purification systems, molecular-scale drugs, electric and hybrid vehicles, and green manufacturing--and describe drivers, barriers, and plans for each.

Development and Social Change

This chapter has examined the emergence of a global production system. ... and
NACs have served increasingly as export platforms for TNCs, which bring
technologies of flexible manufacturing and the second green revolution,

Development and Social Change

Author: Philip McMichael

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412955920

Page: 347

View: 251

"Development and Social Change is a richly described and well written survey of change in the post-1950 period...The first edition was a practical and accessible contribution to the literature on social change. The fourth edition continues in this vein." -TEACHING SOCIOLOGY Explores development through historical narrative and examines the globalization/development paradox through in-depth case studies Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, Fourth Edition, describes the dramatic acceleration of the global and political economy across three historical periods: colonialism, the development era, and the current era of globalization. Author Philip McMichael helps students make sense of a complex world in transition and explains how globalization became part of public discourse. Filled with case studies, this text makes the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear for students and moves them away from simple social evolutionary views, encouraging them to ponder social change, development, and global inequalities. The book challenges students to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real implications. New to the Fourth Edition Links contemporary world issues such as slum proliferation, rebellion in Latin America, AIDS, the rise of China, and climate change to the long-term course of development as a global project Weaves a stronger ecological theme into the story and emphasizes gendered features of modernization, as well as the complexity of its progressive claims, urging students to think critically about the costs and benefits of development Reviews current trends and asks new questions about the future of international development Instructors Resources on CD are available to qualified instructors. Contact [email protected] or 1-800-818-7243 (6 am - 5 pm, PT) to request a copy. Intended Audience This text is an ideal core or supplementary text for a variety of undergraduate or beginning graduate courses such as Globalization, Social Development, and Social Change in departments of sociology, political science, and global studies.

The Global Smart Phone Revolution

... •Dominated by Ericsson cellular infrastructure at this time •In 2004, Nokia won
a $275-million upgrade of Bharti's network •Nokia manufacturing cell phones in
India with a $100~150 million dollar investment, to eventually hire 2,000 people.

The Global Smart Phone Revolution


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