Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 6 Issue 2


Table of contents

Making manufacturing flexibility operational – part 2 : distinctions and an example

Carl‐Henric Nilsson, Håkan Nordahl

Structures the concept of flexibility by making clear distinctionsin three generic dimensions, describes the use of the framework formanufacturing flexibility by working…

A computer‐aided inventory management system – part 2 : inventory level control

C.Y.D. Liu, Keith Ridgway

Describes the second stage in the development of a computer‐aidedinventory management system (CAIMS) for PRESTO Tools Ltd, Sheffield.Describes the development of modules…

Business process innovation in the mid‐1990s

Fred Hewitt

Argues that today′s rapidly changing competitive environment, costeffectiveness and consistently high output quality are no longer enoughto ensure corporate success. A…

Measuring the production range flexibility of a FMS

David Stockton, Nicola Bateman

In order to ensure that the introduction of a flexiblemanufacturing system confers overall benefits to a company there is aneed to be able to measure quantitatively and…

The employment effects of flexible integrated automation in small and medium firms: evidence from the Italian case

Giuseppe Calabrese

Aims to point out some effects caused by the implementation offlexible integrated automation on employment in small and medium Italianfirms. Debates some economic theses…



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1990 – 2003

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Emerald Publishing Limited