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RESEARCH PAPERS: Machine Tools—Systems

Overview and Perspectives on Japanese Manufacturing Strategies and Production Practices in Machinery Industry

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Jay Lee

National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Room 585, Arlington, VA 22230

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 119(4B), 726-731 (Nov 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2836816 History: Received October 01, 1996; Online January 17, 2008

Abstract

Japan has been a world leader in manufacturing in the past several decades. Undoubtedly, this leadership will persist well into the 21st century. It is, therefore, very important to understand the status of Japan’s manufacturing technologies as well as its projected manufacturing strategies for the future, especially, those technologies which would generate substantial impact on the manufacturing industries in the next five years. This paper gives an overview and perspectives on Japanese manufacturing strategies and production practices in machinery industry.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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