First edition. Fine in dust jacket. "Industrial production in high-wage countries like Germany is still at risk. Yet, there are many counter-examples in which producing companies dominate their competitors by not only compensating their disadvantages in terms of factor costs (e.g. wages, energy, duties and taxes) but rather by minimising waste with synchronising integrativity and by obtaining superior adaptivity on alternating conditions. In order to respond to the issue of economic sustainability of industrial production in high-wage countries, the leading production engineering and material research scientists of RWTH Aachen University have come together with renown companies in the Cluster of Excellence SIntegrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries . This compendium comprises the scientific results as well as a selection of business and technology cases, in which these results have been successfully implemented into industrial practice in close cooperation with more than 30 companies of the industrial production sector." 1987 Nebula Award nominee.
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