Job‐shop Operations Reform: Strategies for Achieving Queueless Work Flow

Glenn Bassett (University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Publication date: 1 July 1991

Abstract

Job‐shop operations, the emerging norm of industry, require reform of the management methods employed to achieve cost control and efficiency. Maximisation of capacity utilisation, the standard of efficiency for more than a century, does not work in the job shop. Queueless work flow and the flexible labour policies that support it offer potential for reform which can substantially enhance customer service and quality. Simulation of work flow and capacity to identify bottlenecks along with scheduling of set‐ups on a leadtime basis are potentially important supporting methodologies.

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Citation

Bassett, G. (1991), "Job‐shop Operations Reform: Strategies for Achieving Queueless Work Flow", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 11 No. 7, pp. 55-71. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001275

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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