Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 10 Issue 1

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A systemic and integrated approach to flexible manufacturing systems design

Denis Borenstein, João Luiz Becker, Eduardo Ribas Santos

Flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) design is a complex problem which is concerned with the selection from a wide variety of available system configurations and control…

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Evolution of production paradigms: the Toyota and Volvo cases

Moreno Muffatto

This article adopts an evolutionary perspective to analyse the similarities and the possibility of converging various types of production systems and in particular the…

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Why British companies don’t do effective benchmarking

Amanda Jane Davies, Ashok Kumar Kochhar

Recent years have witnessed considerable interest in benchmarking as a technique for measuring performance against world class performers and identifying best practices…

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A framework for manufacturing excellence

Vic Gilgeous, Maria Gilgeous

The role of maufacturing within the organisation, world class manufacturing (WCM) and manufacturing strategy are outlined. The need for a practical method to establish the…

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The role of technology in manufacturing strategy: experiences from the Australian wine industry

Stuart Orr

Recent research has focused on identifying the role of technology in strategic manufacturing decision making in a particular industry, in this case the Australian wine…

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Dynamic vehicle control and scheduling of a multi‐depot physical distribution system

Chwen‐Tzeng Su

Real time control and scheduling systems determine the vehicle routing plan based on the current status of the system. The status of a system can be represented by…

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ISSN:

0957-6061

Online date, start – end:

1990 – 2003

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited