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Anthropocentric production systems (APS) can be defined as advanced manufacturing based on the optimal utilisation of skilled human resources, collaborative industrial organisation and adapted technologies. This report is part of a publication series presenting the results of FAST research on the "Prospects and conditions for anthropocentric production systems in Europe by the 21st century". It reviews APS, its economic benefits and the state of introduction of APS in Europe and world-wide. The following recommendations are made: (1) the rapid implementation of APS should be fostered; (2) the Community RTD policy should be expanded to achieve world competitiveness by balancing organisations, human resources and technology; (3) a world programme on APS for the developing countries should be initiated.

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Authors: WOBBE W, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13968 EN (1992) 83 pp., FS, ECU 10.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3810-3
Record Number: 199210570 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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