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ERIC Number: EJ905132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 4
Silicon Valley's Processing Needs versus San Jose State University's Manufacturing Systems Processing Component: Implications for Industrial Technology
Obi, Samuel C.
Journal of Technology Studies, v30 n2 p104-107 Spr 2004
Manufacturing professionals within universities tend to view manufacturing systems from a global perspective. This perspective tends to assume that manufacturing processes are employed equally in every manufacturing enterprise, irrespective of the geography and the needs of the people in those diverse regions. But in reality local and societal needs influence the manufacturing processes employed by a region's manufacturers. Manufacturing processing needs in one geographical locality are often different from the needs in others. Addressing these regional differences in manufacturing process utilization constitutes the rationale for this study. To investigate how this applies to the manufacturing systems curriculum at San Jose State University (SJSU), a case study was undertaken in the spring of 2002. The results of this study are contained in this article, which examines the processing needs of manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of Northern California and compares the findings with the contents of SJSU's manufacturing system program.
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Global Approach, Manufacturing, Industry, Technology, Technology Education, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California