By Stefan Trzcieliński; Waldemar Karwowski
''Meeting the desires of the producing and repair sectors of up to date undefined, this quantity is anxious with the human elements, ergonomics, and questions of safety concerning the layout of goods, methods, and structures, in addition to the operation and administration of commercial corporations. This booklet may be of specific price to researchers and practitioners excited about the layout of goods, approaches, structures, and providers, that are advertised and used by a number of agencies round the world''-- Read more...
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3 THE POLYLEMMA OF PRODUCTION Manufacturing companies have to define their position in the field of tension between production and planning profitability, thereby striving towards their specific ideal operating point. In this process, labor costs are of high importance. Hence, the position in the above mentioned area of conflict is mainly locationdependent. In terms of their production efficiency, companies in low-wage countries generally focus solely on mass production (economies of scale) while companies based in high-wage countries need to balance their production system between mass production (economies of scale) and production of customized products (economies of scope) (Brecher et al.
The next section discusses how this inclusive design approach can be used to capture working strategies of workers having different working strategies, behaviors, levels of skill and experience in a manufacturing industry context. Finally, there is a discussion on how this data might be used in the HADRIAN task evaluation system where upcoming challenges that relate to workforce diversity in manufacturing industries can be addressed. 6 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE Industrial workforces are becoming more diversified with people from different races, backgrounds, experiences and skills work together for the same organization.
It divides the environment on political (and legal), economic, social (and demographic), and technological segments. Each of them should be observed in short and long perspective by proper organizational units (departments or specialists). The structural analysis of the sector was elaborated by Porter (1980). It divides the industry environment on segments that include: the existing competitor, new entrants to the sector, suppliers, customers and substitute products. There are events in each of the segment that individually or together with another events can create the opportunities.