A framework for training workers in contemporary manufacturing environments

Arunkumar Pennathur, Anil Mital, Venkat Rajan, David Kaber, Paul Ray, Ronald Huston, David Thompson, Glenn Markle, Mary Anne Pitman, Ram Bishu, Lesia Crumpton, Subramaniam Deivanayagam, Jeffrey Fernandez, Martin Mc elwee, Mark Mc Mulkin, Dileep Sule

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Abstract

Manufacturing experiments with full automation for manufacturing of goods, developed, promoted and attempted in the 1980s, have failed for economic and technical reasons. It is now widely accepted that humans are vital to efficient and effective operation of manufacturing processes. Historically, human resources in most manufacturing environments have been mismanaged, and while there has been a virtual proliferation of enabling technologies to support manufacturing systems, little attention has been paid to integrating humans into such systems. Now that humans are being reintroduced in contemporary manufacturing systems, it is necessary to pay serious attention to this most vital of all resources. One of the most critical and pressing human resource management needs is the training of workers, at all levels (line workers, managers, engineers, etc.) in skills they need to make a manufacturing organization competitive. In spite of this pressing need relatively little has been done to develop generic and fundamental methods for training manufacturing workers. This paper reviews training literature, identifies research deficiencies, and proposes a framework for training workers in contemporary manufacturing environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-310
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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A framework for training workers in contemporary manufacturing environments. / Pennathur, Arunkumar; Mital, Anil; Rajan, Venkat; Kaber, David; Ray, Paul; Huston, Ronald; Thompson, David; Markle, Glenn; Pitman, Mary Anne; Bishu, Ram; Crumpton, Lesia; Deivanayagam, Subramaniam; Fernandez, Jeffrey; Mc elwee, Martin; Mc Mulkin, Mark; Sule, Dileep.

In: International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 12, No. 4, 01.01.1999, p. 291-310.

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Pennathur, A, Mital, A, Rajan, V, Kaber, D, Ray, P, Huston, R, Thompson, D, Markle, G, Pitman, MA, Bishu, R, Crumpton, L, Deivanayagam, S, Fernandez, J, Mc elwee, M, Mc Mulkin, M & Sule, D 1999, 'A framework for training workers in contemporary manufacturing environments', International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 291-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/095119299130218
Pennathur, Arunkumar ; Mital, Anil ; Rajan, Venkat ; Kaber, David ; Ray, Paul ; Huston, Ronald ; Thompson, David ; Markle, Glenn ; Pitman, Mary Anne ; Bishu, Ram ; Crumpton, Lesia ; Deivanayagam, Subramaniam ; Fernandez, Jeffrey ; Mc elwee, Martin ; Mc Mulkin, Mark ; Sule, Dileep. / A framework for training workers in contemporary manufacturing environments. In: International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 1999 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 291-310.
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