Manufacturing Systems Research: Impressions of a Research Programme

  • J. G. Waterlow
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)


This paper describes a research programme sponsored by the Science and Engineering Research Council. The programme examines manufacturing as a systems concept. The objective is to find ways of improving manufacturing efficiency and customer service through better organisation of production. New production technology often provides the stimulus to examine the control system; but this research is also concerned with the better co-ordination of existing production.


Operation Management Customer Service System Concept Progress Monitoring Manufacturing Strategy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Waterlow
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  1. 1.Information SystemsLondon Business SchoolUK

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