ERIC Number: ED306430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Training for Integrated Manufacturing. A Review of Recent Literature.
Hayton, Geoff; Harun, Mohammed
Integrated manufacturing is an approach that applies information technologies and new types of work organization to integrate machines, information, and people. The trend toward integrated manufacturing is worldwide and irreversible, and is evidenced and reinforced by these activities and characteristics: development of new technologies of flexibility; sophistication of world markets; application of integrated types of work organization; and industry restructuring. As integrated manufacturing is implemented, there will be increased need for people with cross-disciplinary, higher-level, and cognitive skills as well as a wider range of skills. The implications for training adults include the following: (1) there must be a greater emphasis on conceptual learning; (2) courses and course administration should be more flexible; (3) cross-disciplinary training programs should be developed; (4) generic skills such as computer literacy, process development, and quality improvement should be integrated into existing vocational courses; (5) special programs for managers and supervisors should be developed; (6) efforts to retrain workers already on the job should be increased; and (7) industry's level of commitment to training should be increased. (A reference list of 91 citations concludes the report.) (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, Job Skills, Manufacturing, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement
Nelson Wadsworth, P.O. Box 4725, Melbourne 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Payneham (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia