Journal article

A strategic framework for technical function management in manufacturing

D Challis, D Samson

Journal of Operations Management | Published : 1996


Driven by the enhanced technological sophistication of products and production processes, the requirement to improve manufacturing plant return on investment and the need to better manage scarce technical resources, more firms are focusing on the activities of their technical functions. As many firms achieve or approach "best practice" in their organisational arrangements and management of human resources, there is an increasing recognition of the opportunities to enhance competitiveness through improved management of technology and technical functions. There is also substantial evidence to suggest that the development of new technology is occurring much faster than is the development of new..

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