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Explores differences between Japanese and European models ofassemblersupplier cooperation in the light of the experiences ofNissans British suppliers. The critical adjustments requiring to beundertaken by local suppliers are investigated using empirical evidencefrom customer and supplier...
Quality is increasingly becoming the key determinant ofdemand for goods and services. Managerial philosophy and perceptionsshape the overall corporate attitude towards quality and define theparameters for its role as a determinant of competitiveness andperformance. Quality of services is defined...
Industrial robots are increasingly used by many manufacturingfirms. The number of robot manufacturers has also increased, with manyof these firms now offering a wide range of robots. A potential user isthus faced with many options in both performance and cost. Proposes adecision model for the...
Provides a comprehensive review of various modelling approachesrelated to JustinTime JIT manufacturing. JIT is essentially aphilosophy for reducing lead time as well as excessive workinprogressinventories. Based on this concept a number of techniques have beendeveloped for the design, planning,...
Links the concept of marketdriven business strategies with thedesign of production systems. It draws upon the case of a firm which,during the last decade, changed its strategy from beingtechnology led to market driven. Theresearch, based on interdisciplinary fieldwork involving...
Two distinct models of delivery reliability versus delivery speedare tested. On the basis of data from a survey of 193 manufacturingfirms, factors associated with the planning systems offirms, such as productionplan goals achieved, inventory goals achieved,and master schedule performance, were...
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