Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 1993


Richard R. Deckro

Course Title

Independent Study

Course Number

EMGT 606


This paper presents factors in the process of adopting advanced manufacturing technologies. The process is believed to result in the Agile Factory of the future. The adoption process is analyzed in five phases: definition of the future factory, planning for future factory, selection of the right technologies for the future factory, implementing the future factory and preparing the workforce of the future factory. An annotated bibliography is also provided.


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