Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 3 Issue 2


Table of contents

Manufacturing Strategy Formulation and Implementation: The Education and Training Role

Roy Staughton, Nick Kinnie, Rebecca Smith, Huw Davies

Manufacturing strategy needs to be appropriate to the needs of theorganization acceptable to all employees, and capable of subsequentrenewal by management. To achieve…

Make or Buy: The Strategic Product Design Choice

Johann C.K.H. Riedel, Jacqueline Lewis, Kulwant Pawar

The research reported here derives from a recently completedquestionnaire survey of the UK mechanical engineering industry and aseries of follow‐up case studies. The case…

How to Perform Simultaneous Process Engineering

Michael Sweeney

The use of innovation to achieve a competitive advantage is notnew. What is of current interest is how some manufacturing organizationshave used the speed of product…

Gap Analysis Approach to the Effective Implementation of Master Production Scheduling Systems

Ashok Kochhar, Ashok Suri

Develops and describes a knowledge‐based systems approach which maybe used to highlight the disparity between the essential and/ordesirable prerequisites for the…

Some Observations of Operation and Maintenance in Two Swedish Firms

Maria Thilander

In pace with an increasing awareness of the negative effects, bothin terms of productivity and social aspects, of taking the division ofwork and specialization too far…

Machine Tool Selection in Computer Aided Process Planning Systems

Nabil Gindy, Tsvetan Ratchev

Reports on ongoing research in developing generative processplanning systems. Presents a feature‐based model for describingcomponent geometry and its structural aspects…



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1990 – 2003

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Emerald Publishing Limited