Changing the Ways We Work
Shaping the ICT-solutions for the Next Century
This book highlights the effects of an increasing use of information technology, IT, in manufacturing. Mainly, focus is on the changes in organisation, in working procedures and in the demands on the capabilities of the personnel, both on the shop floor and the engineering and management levels. It disseminates information from the research and development carried out under ESPRIT's Integration in Manufacturing domain as well as from other activities in similar domains in industry and academia. A particular focus is on giving an overview and resume of work undertaken in the Third and Fourth Research Framework Programmes of ESPRIT.