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Jobshop Operations Reform Strategies for Achieving Queueless Work Flow

Jobshop Operations Reform Strategies for Achieving Queueless Work Flow Jobshop operations, the emerging norm of industry, require reformof the management methods employed to achieve cost control andefficiency. Maximisation of capacity utilisation, the standard ofefficiency for more than a century, does not work in the job shop.Queueless work flow and the flexible labour policies that support itoffer potential for reform which can substantially enhance customerservice and quality. Simulation of work flow and capacity to identifybottlenecks along with scheduling of setups on a leadtime basis arepotentially important supporting methodologies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Operations & Production Management Emerald Publishing

Jobshop Operations Reform Strategies for Achieving Queueless Work Flow

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0144-3577
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000001275
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Abstract

Jobshop operations, the emerging norm of industry, require reformof the management methods employed to achieve cost control andefficiency. Maximisation of capacity utilisation, the standard ofefficiency for more than a century, does not work in the job shop.Queueless work flow and the flexible labour policies that support itoffer potential for reform which can substantially enhance customerservice and quality. Simulation of work flow and capacity to identifybottlenecks along with scheduling of setups on a leadtime basis arepotentially important supporting methodologies.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 1991

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