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In manufacturing in recent years there has been a proliferation of management techniques to support the advances in manufacturing technologies. Different departments and functions often operate these management systems. Traditionally, systems such as quality management (ISO 9000 series),...
OzPharm (the name of the company and other specific details have been disguised to protect confidentiality), Australia’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, is a world leader in the application of advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs) to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. In...
Industry is increasingly being required to meet stringent social and environmental specifications in the international market. A number of industries in developing countries fear that unless they meet these requirements, they will lose their competitive edge in the international markets. The...
Recognizing the rationale of a product family architecture (PFA) with respect to design for mass customization (DFMC), this paper discusses the fundamental issues underlying a PFA, including product information modeling, structural implications of product families, functional variety versus...
This paper examines the peculiar nature of buyer‐supplier relations from a value chain perspective in the UK aerospace sector. A detailed examination is made of buyer strategies in terms of acquisition, management and exploitation of supplier product, process and marketing technologies. Porter’s...
As the information superhighway reaches unprecedented levels of growth and acceptance in the commercial business sector, the key challenge for many firms is to become an architect in the new revolution of electronic commerce. The Internet increases the richness of communications through greater...
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