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Publication date: 1 January 1993

Nourredine Boubekri and Srinivasan Nagaraj

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

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With technological advances in industrial robots and artificial intelligence, manufacturers are beginning to appreciate the trade‐off between fixed and flexible automation for product assembly. Describes an integrated approach for the selection of a feasible method of assembly and the selection of technologies required to assemble a given product.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Publication date: 1 April 1991

Nourredine Boubekri, Chi‐Ming Ip and Ronny Aboudi

A methodology of integrating the functions of engineering designand manufacturing in a production environment is described. A hybridapproach using quality function…

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A methodology of integrating the functions of engineering design and manufacturing in a production environment is described. A hybrid approach using quality function deployment (QFD) and multi‐objective optimisation techniques is developed. The purpose of this methodology is to alleviate the problem of uni‐directional flow of information and to eliminate the subjective decision making of the QFD approach.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Publication date: 1 November 2001

Nourredine Boubekri

This paper describes the current business conditions and the four key factors that need to be integrated in order to improve the supply chain. The paper discusses how…

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This paper describes the current business conditions and the four key factors that need to be integrated in order to improve the supply chain. The paper discusses how enterprise resource planning (ERP) is increasingly being used as a technology enabler for supply chain management and problems associated with its implementation.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 12 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Publication date: 8 June 2010

Nourredine Boubekri, Vasim Shaikh and Phillip R. Foster

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First review the relevant literature in machining using minimum quantity lubrication (MQL), contrast the economical, environmental…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First review the relevant literature in machining using minimum quantity lubrication (MQL), contrast the economical, environmental, and technical attributes of this technology to conventional flood‐cooling techniques. Second highlight areas of relevant future research.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach consists of describing the essential elements of MQL as a technology, reviewing the relevant research by focusing on the most frequently used machining processes in this industry, highlighting the findings as they compare to flood cooling, and pointing to directions of required research in this technology.

Findings

The application of MQL in machining has shown better results in some processes; including in drilling, a cleaner environment, and a more cost‐effective machining technology. Further research is required however to better understand the underlying cause an effect phenomena in machining using microlubrication technology including environmental and health effects of this technology.

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The paper provides a body of knowledge required for all stakeholders to better use or design machining systems using microlubrications.

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This paper focuses on the state of the art of MQL and how it contrasts with conventional methods of machining.

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-038X

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Publication date: 1 February 1995

Nourredine Boubekri, Mehmet Dedeoglu and Hesham Eldeeb

New standards for communications, data exchange, and computerintegrated manufacturing systems are being implemented. These newstandards and methods of production are not…

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New standards for communications, data exchange, and computer integrated manufacturing systems are being implemented. These new standards and methods of production are not always compatible with existing machines and equipment. Studies show that significant investments would be required to replace the existing machines with new ones complying with the new standards. Describes a case study demonstrating that the implementation of an integrated manufacturing cell using equipment not conforming to high level communications standards is feasible. Also presents a review of computer integrated manufacturing technologies.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Publication date: 30 September 2014

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 25 no. 8
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ISSN: 1741-038X

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Publication date: 24 October 2008

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 19 no. 8
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ISSN: 1741-038X

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Publication date: 1 January 2013

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 24 no. 1
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ISSN: 1741-038X

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Publication date: 23 October 2009

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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 20 no. 8
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