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Patterns and Practices in Three Traditional Manufacturing Industries: Automotive, Steel, and Aerospace

JAMES W. CORTADA

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165883
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789672 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0005
 Patterns and Practices in Three Traditional Manufacturing Industries: Automotive, Steel, and Aerospace

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This chapter describes how computers came into the automotive, steel, and aerospace manufacturing industries, all of which were traditional Second Industrial Revolution parts of the economy. It argues that computers fundamentally changed the nature of work in all three, and discusses how this came about. It also describes the extent of deployment and recent trends in each in the use of information technology.

Keywords: automotive industry; steel industry; aerospace industry; computers in manufacturing; deployment; manufacturing applications

Chapter.  14941 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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