Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 7 Issue 3


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Integrated design for low production volume, large, complex products

Gary Wallace, Peter Sackett

The benefits of integrated design and manufacturing systems in mid to high volume production are widely accepted. The low production volume, large component size and high…

An artificial, intelligence‐based production scheduler

Alberto De Toni, Guido Nassimbeni, Stefano Tonchia

Describes a production scheduler, which utilizes a hybrid push/pull approach to scheduling and exploits the expert system technology in order to obtain satisfactory…

Manufacturing system constructs: the need for resource alignment

Bob Barker

Argues that all manufacturing organizations contain the same basic elements needed to be world class, but some perform much better than others through attention to…

Striving for better operations management practices in New Zealand and Australian manufacturing firms

Tom Batley

Competition in New Zealand and Australian markets for manufactured goods has increased in the last five years. Reduced government licensing and trade barriers have been…

A decision‐support system for scheduling in a customer‐oriented manufacturing environment

Molu Olumolade, Douglas Norrie

An intelligent decision‐support system was designed for assessing schedulability prior to assigning parts for scheduling. This was designed as part of a larger system for…

Aircraft engine overhaul system: a prototype for integrating multi‐vendor platforms in a static computer‐integrated manufacturing environment

Mohammad Mohammad, Jerry Sayers, Andrew J. Czuchry, Mahmoud Yasin

Describes the development of an application for a computer‐integrated manufacturing environment which facilitates the communication links between different sub‐systems of…



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