AUTOMATION AND PRODUCTIVITY IN DISCRETE PART MANUFACTURING

An Automation Technology Program has been set up at the U.S. Bureau of Standards with the aim of developing standards, guidelines and performance measures which will assist Government and industry to effectively use automation systems to improve productivity and improve job safety. Yearly average productivity increases for 11 countries in the period 1960-1973 are compared and some recommendations are made for improving the performance of certain U.S. industries. Emphasis is placed on the trend in discrete part batch manufacturing towards integrated manufacturing systems of which a few examples are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 1976 REAPS Technical Symposium, Altanta, Georgia, June 15-16, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616-3793
  • Authors:
    • Evans, J M
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM