© 1993

A Systems Approach to AMT Deployment

  • D. R. Towill
  • J. E. Cherrington

Part of the Advanced Manufacturing Series book series (ADVMANUF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A. Davies, J. E. Cherrington
    Pages 1-17
  3. T. H. A. Burden
    Pages 35-55
  4. D. R. Towill, J. E. Cherrington
    Pages 57-75
  5. D. R. Towill, M. M. Naim
    Pages 77-90
  6. A. Davies, H. Lewis
    Pages 91-108
  7. A. Davies, M. M. Naim
    Pages 125-139
  8. D. G. Coward, J. E. Cherrington
    Pages 141-174
  9. M. M. Naim, E. Schott
    Pages 191-203
  10. J. E. Cherrington, D. G. Coward
    Pages 205-219
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 221-224

About this book


A Systems Approach to AMT Development is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Series edited by Professor Pham of the University of Wales, College of Cardiff. Its subject is the acquisition of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and its introduction into a production environment. The topic is approached from various aspects such as long-term future performance which is closely related to pay back periods. The authors point out the significance impact which the introduction of AMT has made to international competitiveness. There is also discussing of the importance of learning curve modelling. A Systems Approach to AMT Deployment is firmly based on the author's experience of working with a variety of industries.


Organisation advanced manufacturing technology automation classification techniques for amt islands of automation organizations simulation systems dynamics systems methodology

Editors and affiliations

  • D. R. Towill
    • 1
  • J. E. Cherrington
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical, Electronic and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Wales College of CardiffCardiffUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and Computer TechnologyUniversity of Central England (in Birmingham)Perry Barr, BirminghamUK

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