Discusses survey research on the perceptions of manufacturing students and faculty regarding the Four Pillars manufacturing management foundational area. Manufacturing programs were surveyed regarding the knowledge required for entry level manufacturing managers. Specifically, the survey sought to answer the following research questions: 1) What fundamental knowledge is most important for an entry-level manufacturing manager? 2) What fundamental knowledge is most frequently covered in manufacturing education programs? 3) Is the required manufacturing management knowledge specified by the Four Pillars model congruent with what is being taught and what is important for an entry-level manufacturing manager?
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