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By A. Davies, J. E. Cherrington (auth.), D. R. Towill, J. E. Cherrington (eds.)

A platforms method of AMT Development is a part of the Advanced production Series edited by way of Professor Pham of the college of Wales, university of Cardiff. Its topic is the purchase of complex production know-how (AMT) and its advent right into a creation atmosphere. the subject is approached from a variety of points akin to long term destiny functionality that's heavily on the topic of pay again sessions. The authors indicate the importance effect which the creation of AMT has made to foreign competitiveness. there's additionally discussing of the significance of studying curve modelling. A structures method of AMT Deployment is firmly according to the author's event of operating with quite a few industries.

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Combined Company Profiling 37 flexible manufacturing cells and computer-aided production management systems. A study of computer-aided production management in UK batch manufacturing by Monniot et al. [7] has commented on the overlap of modem manufacturing technology and company structures and organization. Take for example the use of materials requirements planning (MRP) to reduce inventory and work in progress. A successful implementation of MRP not only requires the introduction of computer-based systems to perform the MRP calculations and subsequent report generation but is also a challenge to the company's management to reappraise the entire manufacturing operation.

These are the prerequisites of good business practice and good management. 2 shows how profit margins are affected as the target point is "pulled out" of the profit zone into a loss zone when there is a weakness in the monitoring, investigation and corrective action taken by management in any of the four areas indicated. :j og ... Profit margins (")-0 0 .... jO -(") .... (t) 00 -0 Operational control Fig. 2. How operational profits can be lost if a balanced set of conditions do not apply to overall strategy.

The flow of goods and services to and from AMT should complement AMT's speed and proficiency if the optimum financial, business and production advantages are to be gained from new technology. A "receiving" Organizational Factors Affecting AMT Operation in Small Firms 33 The investment culture The operational culture Fig. 3. Integration of cultures and organization to ensure effective use of AMT. company's organization structure and culture should therefore be tailored to support AMT at the planning stage of such a project in order to facilitate its introduction and to maintain efficient production.

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