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Quality and work organization with advanced automation in Portugal

Pereira, Zulema and Kovács, Ilona and Moniz, António (1994): Quality and work organization with advanced automation in Portugal. Published in: KIDD, P.T.; KARWOWSKI, W. (eds.), Advances in Agile Manufacturing: Integrating Technology, Organization and People, Amsterdam, IOS Press (July 1994): pp. 675-679.

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Abstract

In this paper it is analysed the relationships between work organisation and quality systems in firms that uses some forms of advanced automation. Are characterised the existing quality control structures in the Portuguese industry, and the main factors that hidden or fosters the development of sociotechnical methods of quality control organisation strategies. Are analysed some industrial cases that explains more clearly the critical issues of the implementation of quality systems and work organisation systems. A few recommendations are given about the possibilities for the development of new forms of work organisation and the quality systems associated to automated manufacturing systems.

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