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Quantitative forecasting techniques see their greatest applicationas part of production and inventory systems. Perhaps unfortunately, theproblem has been left to systems analysts while the professionalsocieties have contented themselves with exhortations to improveforecasting, neglecting recent...
Studies the process of implementing industrial robots in Spanishindustry. Most of the firms surveyed already had experience ofautomation and used the first robot to gain experience of this newtechnology. The training and integration of staff in the project, thefirms technology level and support...
Applies timeseries forecasting, a traditional operations analysismethodology, to develop a forecasting procedure and ordering policy fora naturalgas customer of Columbia Gas of Ohio, USA. Evaluates sixtimeseries methods and four operating policies against four commonlyused measures of error and...
The current goal of many US firms is to become the highest qualityand lowest cost leaders in their markets. Achieving this goal requiresmajor changes in how products and services are produced. Many systemshave been developed to assist firms in accomplishing this goal theyinclude such diverse...
Illustrates a twolevel hierarchical system structure for solvingthe production planning problems of a steel manufacturing system. Thestructure is basically a goaldiffusion mechanism between two levels. Atthe lower level a goal programming problem is solved and at the higherlevel a multiobjective...
Despite the almost universal belief to the contrary, inventoryreduction should not be a major objective for investing in advancedmanufacturing technology because the financial benefits from it can berelatively small compared with other benefits. This article describeshow changes in inventory are...
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