Design of Work in Automated Manufacturing Systems focuses on the need to improve the working conditions in the workplace while at same time putting emphasis on the use of technologies in various industries. The book takes into account how automation has altered the operations of small- and medium-sized firms. The text then presents a comparison of the use of computer-controlled applications in different countries and industries, as well as how these applications have influenced the working conditions of workers as well as the division of work in the workplace. The changes that manufacturing industries have undergone and the adjustments that were made in adopting the use of automated manufacturing systems are also highlighted. Also noted are the changes that computer-aided production systems have done on engineering, including the observation that workers can effectively work in an environment that is partially controlled by computer-controlled applications. However, the text also notes that organizational problems have evolved in firms that have adopted computer-controlled applications. The book can be a source of information for social scientists and those involved in developing computer-controlled applications in organizations.
Session 1 - Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Work Design Automation, Evolution of Skills in Small and Medium Sized Firms: The Case of Numerical Control Company Size and Work Organization in CNC Machining Review of Application and Operation Experience with an Automated Manufacturing System for Drilling of Truck Frames Division of Labor and Distribution of Tacit Knowledge in the Automation of Metal Machining Design of Man-Machine Interfaces and Work Content in a Container Transfer Process Session 2 - General Work Design Principles Regulation Requirements and Regulation Barriers - Two Aspects of Partialized Action in Industrial Work Group Technology - A Strategy towards Higher Quality of Working Life Session 3 - Alternative Work Organizations Flexible Automation and Job Design in Manufacturing Systems: Conclusions from a Visit in Japan Work Organization and Training in a Flexible Manufacturing System - An Alternative Approach Social and Economic Aspects of Alternative Computer-Aided Production Systems in Small and Medium Batch Runs Interactive New Design of Technology and Organization with Joint Consideration of Economic and Social Criteria: The Case of a New Rolling Mill Plant The Designer and His Job in the Face of Integrated CAD/CAM Systems Vanishing, Diminishing or Remaining Differences between People Session 4 - Experience with the Fantonomous Production Island' Concept Autonomous Production Cell The Autonomous Production Island Session 5 - Participation in Work Design Participation of Production Staff to Technical and Organizational Change: Ambitions and Limits of an Experience in a Cement Factory Workers' Participation in Design of Work: Possibilities, Difficulties, Recent Trends and Perspectives in the Federal Republic of Germany Worker Participation in the Design of New Technology Participatory Job Design and Automation: Unanticipated Side
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- © Pergamon 1984
- 1st January 1984
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