Learning Curves

Learning Curves

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Written by international contributors, Learning Curves: Theory, Models, and Applications first draws a learning map that shows where learning is involved within organizations, then examines how it can be sustained, perfected, and accelerated. The book reviews empirical findings in the literature in terms of different sources for learning and partial assessments of the steps that make up the actual learning process inside the learning curve. Traditionally, books on learning curves have focused either on cost accounting or production planning and control. In these books, the learning curve has been treated as a forecasting tool. This book synthesizes current research and presents a clear picture of organizational learning curves. It explores how organizations improve other measures of organizational performance including quality, inventory, and productivity, then looks inside the learning curve to determine the actual processes through which organizations learn.If we evaluate the above function for x0= 2, the first-order half-life yields x1/2 = 19, 6731. ... COST EXPRESSIONS FOR THE LOG-LINEAR MODEL For the log- linear model, using the basic expression for ... it was observed that the cumulative hours required to produce 100 units is 100, 000 hours with a learning curve effect ofanbsp;...

Title:Learning Curves
Author:Mohamad Y. Jaber
Publisher:CRC Press - 2011-06-06


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