Sustaining UK aerospace operations

Tim S. Baines, Richard Greenough, Howard Lightfoot

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Abstract

Aerospace is a crucial industry for the UK economy and rated the second largest in the world and the largest in Europe. While major improvements in competitiveness have occurred in recent years, principally through the adoption of ‘Lean’ manufacturing techniques, these practices are insufficient to prepare the industry for the new and emerging challenges of the 21st Century. If this sector is to survive and grow, it needs understand and react to this emerging business environment, this paper therefore summarises research that has set out to quantify the forces of change impacting on this sector in the UK. This work is based on a systematic review of existing literature and an extensive survey of UK practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2006
Event17th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society - Boston, United States
Duration: 28 Apr 20061 May 2006

Conference

Conference17th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society
Abbreviated titlePOM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period28/04/061/05/06

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    Searching for lean white-collar workers

    Baines, T. S., Greenough, R. & Kay, J. M., 2006, (Unpublished).

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    Baines, T. S., Greenough, R., & Lightfoot, H. (2006). Sustaining UK aerospace operations. Paper presented at 17th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Boston, United States.