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A case study on the balancing and design of a line assemblingblackandwhite television receivers is reported. Task allocations aremade using a cost model and considering the relatedness of tasks. Thevariability of task times, together with variability in the failurerates of the sets, increases...
The history, successes, failures and future needs that relate tothe allocation of functions to humans and or machines in manufacturingenvironments are presented. The various methodologies that have beenproposed for performing function allocation are discussed. The basicprocess involves matching...
The conditions under which forecasts from expert judgementoutperform traditional quantitative methods are investigated. It isshown that judgement is better than quantitative techniques atestimating the magnitude, onset, and duration of temporary change. Onthe other hand, quantitative methods...
A Decision Support System DSS, specifically designed to addressthe needs of smallto mediumsized maketoorder companies, is currentlybeing developed. It includes two of the most important features in sucha system. First, it aims to integrate the production and marketingfunctions within a firm....
The performance of Ardalans heuristic is compared with that ofTeitz and Bart for the location of service facilities, where performanceis assessed in terms of the accuracy of solutions. The comparison ismade considering two kinds of location problem pmedian andpmedian with maximum distance...
An interpretative chart is proposed on several levels, which on theone hand acts as a key to the actions aimed at revision of simultaneousdesign criteria, and on the other is a methodological indication of howto articulate simultaneous actions on the product and the process. Foreach level the...
Both inventory investments and structure in a sample of 44manufacturing companies representing five industry groups in Egypt areinvestigated. The study reveals that the type of industry is adeterminant factor of both the Inventory to total Assets Ratio AIR andthe inventory structure at the firm...
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