The Corporate Learning Process in the Context of Electronics Product Development

  • J. P. H. Bennett
  • P. F. Culverhouse
  • D. R. Hughes
Conference paper

Abstract

Introduction

The needs of survival in the electronics marketplace have ensured that the old mass production strategies derived from notions of economies of scale are being discarded. The new imperatives of flexibility, reduced design cycle time, reduced time to market for new products and reduced order cycle time to customers have imposed significantly heavier design loads on engineers. They have also resulted in increased design task complexity as companies have been forced, in addition, to address manufacturing and test requirements early in the design process.

Keywords

Europe 

References

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Copyright information

© Operations Management Association-UK 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. H. Bennett
    • 1
  • P. F. Culverhouse
    • 1
  • D. R. Hughes
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for World Class ManufacturingPolytechnic South WestPlymouth, DevonUK

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