Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 2 Issue 2


Operations and Logistics Management

Table of contents

Issues on Manufacturing Flexibility

Chaiho Kim

The term “flexibility” is extensively used inmanufacturing literature and yet very loosely defined. Sometimes it isused to characterise a manufacturer′s strategic…

Computer Technology and International Competition: Part 2: Managing the “Factory of the Future” to Achieve Competitive Advantage

Joel D. Goldhar, Theodore W. Schlie

Increased flexibility is discussed as the key to competitiveadvantage in the CIM factory. The treatment begins with the customer andworks backwards to show how CIM…

A New Paradigm for the Organisation of Manufacturing

Stuart Smith, David Tranfield, Clive Ley, John Bessant, Paul Levy

The article argues that many of the difficulties encountered inexploiting computer‐integrated technologies result from their beingimplemented as part of an attempt to…



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1990 – 2003

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