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Special issue on advances in production line systems
Article Type: Call for papers From: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Volume 23, Issue 3
Dr Sabry Shaaban, ESC La Rochelle School of Business, FranceDr Sarah Hudson, ESC Rennes School of Business, France
Companies spend billions of dollars annually on the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of production lines. Due to the importance of such lines in the production of many goods and services, a considerable number of investigations have been conducted to study their operating behaviour and to determine ways of improving their efficiency.The main objective of this special JMTM issue is to promote and disseminate research that deals with production line systems. It will offer researchers and practitioners the most recent concepts, methodologies, and techniques in this important field.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Paced/unpaced production systems
Reliable/unreliable machine systems
Just-in-time/TOC, DBR, CONWIP systems
Bucket brigade systems
Analytical/simulation modelling approaches to production systems.
Notes for prospective authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a double blind peer review process. Paper size: 4,000 words (roughly 7 to 8 pages).
Paper submission by prospective authors: 31 January 2012Communication of results of peer review to authors: 30 April 2012Revised manuscript submission: 15 June 2012Final manuscript submission: 15 September 2012
You should send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail to:Dr. Sarah HudsonDepartment of Finance and OperationsESC Rennes School of Business2 Rue Robert d'Arbrissel35065 RennesFranceTel: +33 (0)2 99 54 63 31/+33 (0)2 99 33 48 58E-mail: email@example.com