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Manufacturing for Tomorrow

Memmel, Ron K (2017) Manufacturing for Tomorrow. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Memmel, Ron K
Abstract:

This project investigates how strategic foresight methodologies can inform and create robust, future orientated strategies for manufacturers. This project attempts to understand the rapidly changing and increasingly challenging landscape of the manufacturing sector on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution. Building on existing literature related to the continuing evolution of manufacturing, and combined with ethnographic data, the paper explores the historical developments and manufacturers’ current strategies for moving into the expected future.
The author suggests that the current strategies of manufacturers may be inadequate in the face of the multivariant future; due to several reasons, such as temporal bias. Furthermore, the study proposes that implementing foresight methodologies increases the likelihood of developing robust future orientated manufacturing strategies. The project concludes, however, that these need to be bespoke solutions.

Date: 19 December 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fourth Industrial Revolution Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Canada Strategic Foresight Three Horizons Foresight Scenarios
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 18:45
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 18:45
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2139

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