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Bass using computers to gain product control
NEW YORK -- Computers often byte the hands that feed them.
Testing a system that will allow the electronic transmission of shoe patterns and design has been a complex and difficult task, said Bob Melcher, prototype unit manager, G.H. Bass & Co., Falmouth, Mass.
But the benefits will be worth all the effort, he believes. And so do his bosses. Such faith is essential if high-tech projects are to have any chance of succeeding, he observed.
"It takes a real commitment from the company that's using it," Melcher said. "I'm starting to see that commitment from the top."
Potential benefits from …