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Author Roser, Christoph, author

Title "Faster, better, cheaper" in the history of manufacturing : from the Stone Age to lean manufacturing and beyond / Christoph Roser
Edition 1 Edition
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 411 pages)
Contents Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Preface : my grandparents workshop -- Failure and success in manufacturing : the gm-toyota nummi joint venture -- The age of the artisan -- The stone age -- The urban revolution : the emergence of society -- Advances during antiquity -- The middle-ages in europe -- The industrial revolution : manufacturing gets mechanized -- Early modern europe -- Pioneers of a new age : the factory system -- Fire is stronger than blood and water : steam power -- Interchangeable parts : the end of filing in assembly -- Social conflict -- Modern times : mass production for the masses -- Technological advances -- Science meets shop floor -- The assembly line and the era of the industrial empires -- Centrally planned economies : war, communism and other catastrophes -- *click* let-me-do-this-for-you *clack* : computers in manufacturing -- The toyota production system and lean manufacturing -- The cutting edge -- Where are we now? -- Things to come -- Appendix -- Timelines -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 10, 2016)
Subject Manufacturing processes -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315350912 (electronic bk.)
9781315350912 (electronic bk.)