7 March 1994 Agile manufacturing concept
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Proceedings Volume 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.170611
Event: Coupling Technology to National Need, 1993, Albuquerque, NM, United States
The initial conceptualization of agile manufacturing was the result of a 1991 study -- chaired by Lehigh Professor Roger N. Nagel and California-based entrepreneur Rick Dove, President of Paradigm Shifts, International -- of what it would take for U.S. industry to regain global manufacturing competitiveness by the early twenty-first century. This industry-led study, reviewed by senior management at over 100 companies before its release, concluded that incremental improvement of the current system of manufacturing would not be enough to be competitive in today's global marketplace. Computer-based information and production technologies that were becoming available to industry opened up the possibility of an altogether new system of manufacturing, one that would be characterized by a distinctive integration of people and technologies; of management and labor; of customers, producers, suppliers, and society.
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Steven L. Goldman, Steven L. Goldman, "Agile manufacturing concept", Proc. SPIE 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need, (7 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170611; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.170611

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