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Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Skills Development for Sustainable Manufacturing

Edited by Christianah Ijagbemi

Federal University of Technology, Nigeria


Harold Campbell

Vaal University of Technology, South Africa

Globally, manufacturing facilities have taken a new turn with a mix of advanced robotics to fully unify production systems. Today's era of manufacturing has embraced smart manufacturing techniques by delving into intelligent manufacturing system of advances in robotics, controllers, sensors, and machine learning giving room for every aspect of the plant to be constantly accessible, monitored, controlled, redesigned, and adapted for required adjustments. Skill development within the manufacturing sector presents the advantage of high-quality products and can as well address long-term employment concerns through job creation. The development of skills for sustainable manufacturing is crucial to ensuring an efficient transition to a competitive economy by matching supply and demand for key skills. A number of factors ranging from green innovation, climate change, advances in technology, and global economic downturn are driving the need for a competitive and sustainable manufacturing value chain. The complexity of today's factories calls for new and existing workers to up-skill in order to influence design changes and production efficiency toward sustainable manufacturing.

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Skills Development for Sustainable ManufacturingEdited by Christianah Ijagbemi

Published: November 29th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65131

ISBN: 978-953-51-3646-0

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3645-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4602-5

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

7344 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Sustainable Solid Waste Recycling

By Ahmad K. Jassim


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2. Sustainable Power Technology: A Viable Sustainable Energy Solution

By Kikelomo Ijagbemi


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3. Sustainable Maintenance Practices and Skills for Competitive Production System

By Adeyeri Michael Kanisuru


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4. Interventions to Skills Development in the Automotive Manufacturing Sector of South Africa

By Opeyeolu Timothy Laseinde and Grace Mukondeleli Kanakana


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5. Designing and Developing New VET Curricula to Address Skills Gaps in the Aeronautics Industry

By Rosa Maria Arnaldo Valdés, Victor Fernando Gómez Comendador and Alvaro Rodriguez Sanz


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