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Jørn Kjølseth Møller

10.  Service infusion in manufacturing and corporate strategies in the service solutions market – driving forces and components Jørn Kjølseth Møller INTRODUCTION ‘Servitization’ as a concept to describe and understand the move of manufacturers from offering capital goods and products to complex solutions containing many services has been around for a while in the literature (see Kowalkowski et al., 2017 for an overview). It describes how manufacturers of capital goods are increasingly reorienting their value propositions and business model from selling products

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Patrizia Casadei and David Gilbert

4. Unpicking the fashion city: global perspectives on design, manufacturing and symbolic production in urban formations Patrizia Casadei and David Gilbert 4.1 INTRODUCTION: FASHION CITIES AND THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES In recent years, fashion design has received increased attention as a part of the ‘cultural economy’ and has been regarded as a significant example of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) (DCMS 2001; Scott 2002). Increasing awareness of the economic and cultural significance of the designer fashion industry has led to its inclusion

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Paul L. Forrester

1.  Manufacturing management in theory and practice Paul L. Forrester INTRODUCTION Manufacturing management has a diverse and rich history. The evolution of management thought through the 20th century has been inextricably linked to the practices and theories of factory management. The need to organize, plan and control resources emerged with the development of the Industrial Revolution (Babbage, 1835), though initially the practice was for a very general form of enterprise management with little by way of a theory of production management. This changed with

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Margaret Cowell and John Provo

5.  Reshoring and the “manufacturing moment” Margaret Cowell and John Provo INTRODUCTION Outspoken politicians and academics have argued that we are on the verge of a “manufacturing moment,” as manufacturing in the U.S. and other developed nations is poised to regain at least some of its competitive position. Though not yet robust, a continued growth of manufacturing activity in these nations seems increasingly plausible, at least in certain key industries. In the U.S., manufacturing employment has increased 4.4 percent since a recent low of 1.14 million jobs in

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Trevor Bell and Nkosi Madula

15580_DeclineSAfrica/Chap6 31/5/02 12:56 pm Page 1 6. The manufacturing industry, 1970-2000 Trevor Bell and Nkosi Madula* INTRODUCTION 6.1 At the end of the 1960s, after a half century of rapid industrialization, South Africa had a relatively advanced and diversified manufacturing sector. By the standards of today’s advanced industrial countries, which feature in Gerschenkron’s (1952) seminal analysis, South Africa was a very late industrializer, but it was a very much earlier industrializer than those East Asian countries which have been the stars of the

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Colin G. Drury

19.  Aerospace manufacturing: past, present and future Colin G. Drury 1.  UNIQUE FACTORS OF AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING This chapter provides an overview of aerospace manufacturing. Aviation hardware, like most products, has aspects of product and history that make it uniquely challenging, so these are presented first. The service requirements for aerospace hardware determine to a large extent the manufacturing requirements. Thus in order to understand how modern manufacturing issues, such as supply chains, design and outsourcing, affect manufacturing, a current

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Graham Dukes, John Braithwaite and J. P. Moloney

JOBNAME: Dukes PAGE: 1 SESS: 5 OUTPUT: Thu May 22 11:07:33 2014 2. Safe, unsafe and improper manufacturing practices 2.1 AN ABSOLUTE STANDARD? Many of the world’s medicines are manufactured in precisely the sort of stainless steel and glass factories that are the showpieces of modern industry, fitted out with sophisticated equipment and staffed by whitecoated experts. Procedures for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are laid down in fine detail, with approval and inspection by the health authorities,1 and laboratories are to hand for checking every stage of

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Eva J.B. Jørgensen and Line Mathisen

3. Speed of innovation and proximity in a rural context: the case of a manufacturing SME Eva J.B. Jørgensen and Line Mathisen INTRODUCTION In this chapter, we try to understand more about the importance of speed of innovation in a rural context. This is essential because companies not only have to develop new products to stay competitive, but also have to do it as quickly as possible (Kessler and Chakrabarti, 1996). In the last few decades, therefore, the importance of innovation speed has emerged in the literature (see, for instance, Kessler and Bierly, 2002

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Tim Mazzarol and Vijaya Thyil

11. The situation in Australian manufacturing Tim Mazzarol and Vijaya Thyil This chapter examines the process of commercialisation and innovation management in small firms within the Australian manufacturing sector. The need to use innovation in order to maintain competitiveness is an imperative for firms from all industries. However it is particularly important for firms in the manufacturing sector that must use innovation to differentiate products or secure cost leadership via process innovations. Despite its importance, the literature relating to the