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Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing 1999

ISBN Print: 978-1-56700-133-4

THE ACADEMIC MANUFACTURING SYSTEM (AMS) AND LEAN MANUFACTURING - AN ANALOGY

Abstract

The university is compared to the factory in terms of manufacturing systems designs. Using this analogy it is evident that the manufacturing system design prevalent in universities is the job shop, a functional design known for its long throughput times, poor quality and high unit cost.
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