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Historical Development, Terminology, and Definition of Learning Factories

  • Eberhard Abele
  • Joachim Metternich
  • Michael Tisch
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Abstract

In this chapter, the historical development of the learning factory concept from individual local learning factory approaches from the end of the 1980s to European and finally worldwide associations on the learning factory concept is presented. The term “learning factory” is regularly understood in a different way. This chapter creates the terminology and presents the now generally accepted definition of the learning factory system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard Abele
    • 1
  • Joachim Metternich
    • 1
  • Michael Tisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine ToolsTechnical University of DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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