Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 8 Issue 3


Operations and Logistics Management

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Quick response in the textile‐apparel industry and the support of information technologies

Cipriano Forza, Andrea Vinelli

Underlines the importance of quick response strategy in the textile‐apparel industry chain and presents some considerations concerning the organizational, management and…

Geometric analysis of parts from a 3‐D solid model for manual assembly times

Nan‐Shing Ong, Chee‐Kai Chua, Eng‐Wah Lee

Presents the development of an AutoCAD development system (ADS) application program for the automatic analysis of parts in mechanical assembly. The primary goal is to…

Manufacturing system flexibility: the “capability and capacity” approach

James M.J. Cheng, John E.L. Simmons, ames M. Ritchie

Flexibility is widely recognized, in research literature and in more popular publications, as being of crucial importance in manufacturing. However, there is evidence of…

Design methodology and integrated approach for design of manufacturing systems

Harish A. Rao, Peihua Gu

Presents a new design methodology and an integrated approach for the design of manufacturing systems. The methodology discusses the steps leading to design of…

A system solution for integration of process planning and control in flexible manufacturing

Mieczysl‐aw Siemiatkowski, Wl‐odzimierz Przybylski

Presents a proposal of computer integrated production planning and shopfloor control in a modular robot served flexible manufacturing cell. The manufacturing functions…

A report on the UK cell control marketplace

J.D. Gascoigne, B.L. Zhang, R.H. Weston

Describes a 1995 market survey of 21 UK vendors and users of cell control systems. The market data were collected via the use of a questionnaire which elicited views on…



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