Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 4 Issue 1


Operations and Logistics Management

Table of contents

Balancing Method for a Semiautomatic Production Line

Mario Tabucanon, Wang Changli

Outlines the specific characteristics of semiautomatic productionlines which, in relative terms, are given less attention than othertypes of line. Suggests a methodology…

An Integrated Approach for the Selection and Design of Assembly Systems

Nourredine Boubekri, Srinivasan Nagaraj

With technological advances in industrial robots and artificialintelligence, manufacturers are beginning to appreciate the trade‐offbetween fixed and flexible automation…

Manual, Hybrid and Automated Inspection Literature and Current Research

Parimal Kopardekar, Anil Mital, Sam Anand

Inspection is an activity that controls the outgoing productquality and involves search, detection and measurement or diagnosis.Traditionally, inspection tasks have been…

The Worker Competences Needed to Support World Class Manufacturing

David Woodcock, Rhys Weaver

Examines the links between world class manufacturing and the levelsof worker competence required to achieve high rates of continuousimprovement. First identifies the…



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