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Changing Manufacturing Landscape: From a Factory to a Network

Open Access publication

Publication Details

Authors: Michelsen Karl-Erik, Collan Mikael, Savolainen Jyrki, Ritala Paavo

Editors of book: Mustansar Hussain, Chaudhery; Di Sia, Paolo

Publishing place: Cham, Switzerland

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Title of parent publication: Handbook of Smart Materials, Technologies, and Devices

eISBN: 978-3-030-58675-1

JUFO level of this publication: 2

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58675-1_2-1

Permanent website address: https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-030-58675-1_2-1

Open Access: Open Access publication

Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021113057919


This chapter focuses on the technological, the managerial, and the societal transformation from the old manufacturing system into the new, discussing the drivers, the challenges, and the opportunities connected to the transformation. The suggestion is that we are moving from a Taylorist-Fordian factory model towards “Manufacturing-as-a-Network,” which indicates new types of busines possibilities, risks, and transformative implications to the society at large. Traditionally, manufacturing happens within factory walls, where a factory is understood as a place for mass production of goods. It is an assembly of machines and workers who are organized and managed to maximize efficiency and productivity. “Manufacturing-as-a-Network” is unlike the factory as we know it and answers to the needs of the postindustrial society. It is a network structured to perform specific and tailored products in collaboration with customers, for customers, and sometimes by customers.

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