Developing management systems towards integrated manufacturing: a case study perspective

C.J. Bamber (University of Salford, UK)
J.M. Sharp (University of Salford, UK)
M.T. Hides (University of Salford, UK)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Publication date: 1 December 2000


In manufacturing in recent years there has been a proliferation of management techniques to support the advances in manufacturing technologies. Different departments and functions often operate these management systems. Traditionally, systems such as quality management (ISO 9000 series), environmental management (ISO 14001), maintenance management (TPM and 5S), operations management (JIT and kaizen) and occupational health and safety management (BS 8800) are operated independently by quality, works engineering, maintenance and production departments. Clearly these management systems have to be brought together and combined in order for an organization to be able to develop an effective integrated manufacturing system. This paper outlines the need to bring these management systems together. It discusses a case study whereby such management systems, traditionally run by separate departments, have come together in order to contribute towards the development of an integrated manufacturing system.



Bamber, C., Sharp, J. and Hides, M. (2000), "Developing management systems towards integrated manufacturing: a case study perspective", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 11 No. 7, pp. 454-461.

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