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The introduction of advanced manufacturing technologies can result in prolonged start‐up phases long after commercial production has started up. Progress of manufacturing performance is often prevented owing to extensive start‐up losses, giving rise to uncertainty. Based on a longitudinal case...
This paper describes the use of a set of manufacturing planning and control (MPC) system activities for assessing the functionality suitable in individual companies. Field studies were carried out in medium-sized batch manufacturing companies and the set of activities was used to investigate the...
This paper presents a database system developed to provide a computerized environment for requirement management during the product definition phase. The scope of this database system is to facilitate and demonstrate a methodology for product definition by recognizing and adopting functional...
This paper attempts to fill a void in supplier selection research by developing a model for sourcing and purchasing in an international setting, particularly in developing countries. The emphasis of this model is to reduce the uncertainty of quality from these countries by not only determining...
Experimental design is a powerful technique for understanding a process, studying the impact of potential variables affecting a process and providing spontaneous insight for continuous quality improvement possibilities. It has proved to be very effective for improving the process yield, process...
This paper presents the second phase of a computer- assisted methodology for requirement and design analysis stages of implementing CIM within small and medium-size enterprises (SME). The main objective is to cover informational and functional analysis during the CIM system life-cycle. The...
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