Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 2 Issue 1


Operations and Logistics Management

Table of contents

Manufacturing Strategy – Bridging the Gap

Brian Small

If companies are to be successful they must have a competitivestrategy. A composite, formed of successful manufacturing companystrategies, is outlined in order to resolve…

Strategic Aspects of Supply Chain Management

Douglas K. Macbeth, Neil Ferguson

Supply chain management can be seen as an approach to obtaining thebenefits of Vertical Integration without ownership. Vertical Integrationhas the potential to offer…

New Developments in Computer‐aided Manufacturing

Anthony Corbo, Brian H. Kleiner

The key word with respect to computer‐aided manufacturing is“speed”. Almost all new developments in this high‐tech fieldcentre on decreasing production time. First, the…

Computer Technology and International Competition: Part 1: The Factory of the Future

Joel D. Goldhar, Theodore W. Schlie

The issue of competitiveness in US manufacturing industry isaddressed. The reasons for the decline and lack of competitiveness of USmanufacturing companies after the…

Product Standardisation and Process Similitude

Alberto De Toni, Luca Zipponi

The reasons which make an integrated product‐process approachnecessary are described: also indicated are the aim of simultaneousproduct‐process design, attainment of…

Work Scheduling through Manufacturing Cells

L. Mitchell, D. Spurgeon

Aspects of work undertaken at a large sheet metal‐manufacturingfacility are examined. The adoption of a new strategy involved thecreation of a cell layout together with…



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1990 – 2003

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Emerald Publishing Limited