ERIC Number: ED333229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Training for Integrated Manufacturing: Case Studies.
Hayton, Geoff; Loveder, Philip
This report gives an overview of the primary issues identified through case studies on exemplary training programs for integrated manufacturing. Following an introduction, Chapter 2 outlines the key elements of integrated manufacturing. Chapter 3 describes the context of integrated manufacturing with reference to Australian and worldwide trends: a major structural shift in employment to service industries; newer "high tech" industries; integrated manufacturing; sophistication of world markets; availability of computer technologies; and changes in work organization. Chapters 4 and 5 contain case studies of six manufacturers and seven educational institutions with exemplary training arrangements. Case studies of manufacturers describe the firm's problems before its involvement with integrated manufacturing, how it identified training needs, its competitive strategy, its present condition, training arrangement, and the future. Case studies of educational institutions describe the curricula offered, teaching approach, and links with industry. Chapter 6 outlines work force skills required for integrated manufacturing, including cross-disciplinary, cognitive, and communication skills. Chapter 7 discusses the training responses required, such as more intensive initial training, continuing education, new course content, joint ventures with industry, and good range of technical equipment. Appendixes include a 151-item bibliography, a glossary, a more detailed description of one educational institution, and examples of integrated manufacturing courses. (YLB)
Descriptors: Assembly (Manufacturing), Case Studies, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Continuing Education, Demonstration Programs, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Industrial Training, Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Manufacturing Industry, Retraining, Technological Advancement
TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Integrated Manufacturing
Note: For a related document, see ED 306 430.