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Developing Human Resource for the Year 2000, 1993

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Title Developing Human Resource for the Year 2000
Date 1993
Material Type Journal Article
Creator/Author Bandyopadhyay, Jayanta K., College of Business Administration
Publisher First published in International Journal of Management, 11:2 (June 1994).
Copyright Copyright 1993 by Jayanta K. Bandyopadhyay. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without the permission of the copyright owner.
Subject Automation -- Economic aspects; Technological unemployment; Employees -- Effect of technological innovations on; Displaced workers; Vocational qualifications;
Description The factories of the future in the year 2000 will be designed with programmable automation (PA) technologies which facilitate flexible automation with computer aided design, manufacturing, planning, inspection and quality control, material handling, and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)) for increasing their productivity, quality, and competitive edge. The impact of this new technology is far reaching as their potential benefits. This paper presents the effects of PA technologies on skill requirements and workforce displacements particularly in manufacturing industries, and propose a plan for developing and training the human resources to match the skill requirements for the factories of the future in the U.S. A survey of current publications from Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. government, and telephone interview of a number of company executives have been the basis of findings presented in this research.
Language English
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