Authors: Paul S. Adler
Addresses: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4024, USA
Abstract: This paper summarizes the results of field research on the skill requirements associated with the development and implementation of integrated computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology. The research focused on the design and manufacture of electronic printed-circuit boards and hydraulic tubing for aircraft. Trends in the upgrading of skills are described, both in the changing mix of workforce categories and in workforce composition, and some key challenges in human resource management are identified.
Keywords: computer-aided design; CAD; computer-aided manufacturing; CAM; CDCAM; skills requirements; skills trends; skill demographics; human resource management; HRM; printed-circuit boards; PCB design; PCB assembly; hydraulic tubing; aircraft; workforce composition.
International Journal of Technology Management, 1990 Vol.5 No.2, pp.201 - 216
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