This updated, second edition of Management of Technology and Innovation: Competing Through Technological Excellence offers an understanding of the management of technology and innovation, not in isolation, but as a dynamic integrated system connected to organizational culture, knowledge management and value creation.This book will be an invaluable resource for management students and teachers studying the theory and practice of technology management.

Structure of World Class Manufacturing

Structure of world class manufacturing

World class manufacturing (WCM) refers to a new style of manufacturing based on digital electronics technology. It involves three new and important methods of manufacturing operations: TQM, just-in-time (JIT), and computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM). This new style of manufacturing enables an enterprise to become both responsive and efficient. It can deliver a large variety of products at low cost with short production cycles. WCM is characterized by integration through computers and communication links. Its other major features are the high quality and low unit cost of products, simultaneous gains from economies of scale (volume) and scope (variety), and high speed of work operations. It has shortened product life cycles, speeded up product development cycles, fragmented markets in ...

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