Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries [electronic resource] / edited by Christian Brecher.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: XXV, 1096 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642210679Subject(s): Engineering | Industrial engineering | Sustainable development | Engineering | Industrial and Production Engineering | Production/Logistics/Supply Chain Management | Sustainable DevelopmentAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 670 LOC classification: T55.4-60.8Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction -- Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries -- Individualised production -- Virtual production systems -- Hybrid production systems -- Self-optimising production systems -- Integrative Business- und Technology Cases -- Subject index.
Industrial production in high-wage countries like Germany is still at risk. Yet, there are many counter-examples in which producing companies dominate their competitors by not only compensating for their specific disadvantages in terms of factor costs (e.g. wages, energy, duties and taxes) but rather by minimising waste using synchronising integrativity as well as by obtaining superior adaptivity on alternating conditions. In order to respond to the issue of economic sustainability of industrial production in high-wage countries, the leading production engineering and material research scientists of RWTH Aachen University together with renowned companies have established the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries”. This compendium comprises the cluster’s scientific results as well as a selection of business and technology cases, in which these results have been successfully implemented into industrial practice in close cooperation with more than 30 companies of the industrial production sector.