This paper summarises some of the points arising from a recent study of developments in mass production systems. The study conducted during 1972 and 1973, was concerned with engineering mass production, in particular the mass production of relatively complex discrete items such as domestic appliances, motor vehicles, etc. The emphasis was upon assembly work, the primary objectives being to identify and evaluate present developments in order to assess their significance and to speculate upon future developments in the UK. Two principal but not mutually exclusive dimensions of development were identified, i.e. (1) largely behaviourally orientated action or changes designed to improve the form and content of the manual jobs required in such production systems, and (2) the reduction of the amount of manual work required through increases in mechanisation and automation. This paper is concerned only with the former type of development.
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