Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 12 Issue 3


Operations and Logistics Management

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Responsive manufacturing demands alignment of production control methods to business drivers

David Little, Matthew Peck, Ralph Rollins, Keith Porter

For the past 20 years production planning and control has been dominated by manufacturing resource planning (MRPII) and its antecedents. The authors are completing case…

Integration of rapid prototyping technology into FMS for agile manufacturing

S.O. Onuh, K.K.B. Hon

The problem of inaccuracies of models manufactured by layer manufacturing technology has greatly limited its intended level of exploitations especially in the down‐stream…

IDEF based methodology for rapid data collection

Terrence Perera, Kapila Liyanage

In recent years, computer simulation has become a mainstream decision support tool in manufacturing industry. In order to maximise the benefits of using simulation within…

Human resources development and integrated manufacturing systems

Hongyi Sun

This paper records the research on human resources development associated with integrated manufacturing. The research is based on a survey in 18 countries. It is found…

Productivity and profitability trends in an environment of reform

A.E. Oluleye, K.A. Olajire

Work systems usually have to be appraised in relation to set objectives. A primary objective is to increase productivity. Productivity increases help to ameliorate the…

Failure mode and effects analysis using grey theory

Ching‐Liang Chang, Ping‐Hung Liu, Chiu‐Chi Wei

Conventional FMEA determines a risk priority number by multiplying the scores of three factors. However, the scores are obtained from subjective linguistic assessment, and…

Core competency requirements for manufacturing effectiveness

Vic Gilgeous, Kaussar Parveen

A postal survey to manufacturing managers in six different industry sectors was conducted to ascertain their views on core competencies. Questions deemed important by the…



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