Fall 1992
Volume 34, Issue # 1

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The Factory as a Learning Laboratory

  • Read Time: 51 min 

WHAT IS THE NEXT PRODUCTION FRONTIER? THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT IT IS OPERATING FACTORIES AS “LEARNING LABORATORIES.” THESE ARE COMPLEX organizational ecosystems that integrate problem solving, internal knowledge, innovation and experimentation, and external information. Chaparral Steel is the model example, and the experiences of its managers and employees are used throughout the article to show how the learning laboratory works.

Information Politics

  • Read Time: 39 min