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Purpose – Six sigma is a systematic data driven approach to reduce the defect and improve the quality in any type of business. The purpose of this paper is to present the findings from the application of six sigma in a food service “small to medium sized enterprise” (SME) in a lean...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent and nature of greening the supply chain (SC) in the UK manufacturing sector; and the factors that influence the breadth and depth of this activity. Design/methodology/approach – Based on the findings from a sample of manufacturing...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on the use of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) under fuzzy environment and technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) to select an optimum maintenance strategy for a textile industry. Design/methodology/approach –...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to establish the influence and discipline of process control and systems engineering theory plus engineering practices in the chemical process industry on current operations management development. Thus, part I lays the requisite groundwork for subsequent...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the adoption of rapid prototyping (RP) technology using three dimensional (3D) printer for infusing agility in traditional manufacturing environment. Design/methodology/approach – The computer aided design (CAD) model of a knob of an...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify a comprehensive set of potential determinants influencing the successful implementation of world class manufacturing (WCM) in a less‐developed country environment on the basis of a research conducted among manufacturing firms in Egypt....
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a perspective of computer‐aided material and process selection (MPS) software tools for product development purpose and present a practical approach for manufacturers and other decision makers involved in MPS. Design/methodology/approach – A...
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