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Innovations for more efficiency

  • Dieter Neef
  • Peter Plapper
Cover story Technology development


Manufacturing industries are currently exposed to an enormous pressure of competition, which is further aggravated by the economic crisis. To make production plants fit for the future, investment in innovative manufacturing technologies is recommended. This will significantly contribute to increased competitiveness and provide a reorientation of production after the crisis is over. An example is the strategy of technological development at Opel.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Neef
    • 1
  • Peter Plapper
    • 2
  1. 1.Opel/VauxhallRüsselsheimGermany
  2. 2.University of LuxembourgLuxembourg

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