Strategic planning of skill training for manufacturing

Kazumasa Ohashi

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Workers must be trained for skilled performance at a manufacturing process to make a product skillfully. The exact setup operations before machining especially influence the machining quality. Setup operations involve the setting of workpieces on a pallet with jigs and fixtures. Such operations depend heavily on skilled workers’ experience. Appropriate skill strategies are crucial for efficient setup operations. This paper describes the methodology of planning for skill acquisition and a skill strategy for enhancing unskilled workers’ capabilities of setup operations at a machining centre. Moreover, a skill strategy for the setup operation is developed using an actual situation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-395
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009


  • individual training
  • manufacturing education
  • partnership training
  • setup operations
  • skill acquisition
  • skill strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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