Assembly Automation: Volume 29 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Theme title: Vision and Auto ID

Guest Editors: Mr Don Braggins

Machine vision advances and applications

Christine Connolly

The purpose of this paper is to review the progress of machine vision as it applies to automated assembly applications.


Managing corporate assets with RFID

Karen Conneely

The purpose of this paper is to show the benefits to be obtained from radio frequency ID (RFID) for improved asset management and accountability.


Machine builders, system integrators and component suppliers showcase innovations at IMTS in Chicago

Richard Bloss

The purpose of this paper is to review the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, with emphasis on innovations in applying automation to manufacturing and…

The long perspective for robotic vision

David Hopper

The purpose of this paper is to review how far the use of vision has come in providing high‐end integration of robotic handling systems in production lines, and look ahead…

The collaborative supply chain

Yahia Zare Mehrjerdi

The purpose of this paper is to review the fundamental concept of collaborative supply chain (CSC) and discuss the facts that a road to success in the process of design…


Agent‐based framework for pre‐contractual evaluation of participants in project‐delivery supply‐chains

Elisabeth Ilie‐Zudor, László Monostori

The purpose of this paper is to introduce an agent‐based model for partners' selection in inter‐organizational supply‐chains. Screening activities undertaken by the main…

Variation propagation modeling and analysis at preliminary design phase of multi‐station assembly systems

Haixia Wang, Dariusz Ceglarek

Dimensional variation management is a major challenge in multi‐station sheet metal assembly processes involving complex products such as automotive body and aircraft…

A hybrid algorithm for optimizing welding points of compliant assemblies

Xing Yan‐Feng

The purpose of this paper is to propose a hybrid algorithm of the heuristic algorithm and the orthogonal design to optimize schemes of welding points (WPs). Assembly…

RFID‐enabled supply chain systems with computer simulation

Yahia Zare Mehrjerdi

The purpose of this paper is to review key points about the radio frequency identification (RFID) and the fundamental concepts of supply chain management (SCM). To…




Online date, start – end:

1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


  • Prof Hong Qiao