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The Design/Manufacturing Interface

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A large proportion of a company’s income can be absorbed by research, development and design work, particularly in certain industries such as aerospace and electronics. To avoid waste and to ensure that competitive designs are produced at the appropriate time there must be a sound research, development and design programme. This programme should be integrated with the financial and commercial policies of the company and fully load its production facilities.

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© 1977 J. D. Radford and D. B. Richardson

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Radford, J.D., Richardson, D.B. (1977). The Design/Manufacturing Interface. In: The Management of Manufacturing Systems. Palgrave, London.

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