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Achieving Competitive Edge Getting Ahead Through Technology and People : Proceedings of the OMA-UK Sixth International Conference

Author: David Bennett; Colin Lewis
Publisher: London : Springer London, 1991.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bennett; Colin Lewis
ISBN: 9781447119043 1447119045
OCLC Number: 853256651
Description: 1 online resource (x, 479 pages 150 illustrations)
Contents: Operations Strategy.- Problems in Operations Strategy Development: Reconciling Theory with Practice.- The Role of Education and Training in the Implementation of a Manufacturing Strategy.- Measuring Product Goal Congruence: A Case Study.- Materials Control, Supply Chain Management and Logistics.- An Integrated Supply Chain Management Strategy.- Reorganisation of Material Flow for Natural Grouped Assembly Work - Some Principles and Results from Action Research.- A Model for Evaluating Manufacturing System Time Performances.- The Impact of Electronic Data Interchange on Inventory Replenishment Policy for a Single Item, Single Supplier, Multiple Buyers System.- Supply Networks and the Changing Role of Operations Managers.- Flexibility in Operations Systems.- The Flexibility of Three Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems.- The Effective Implementation and Operation of Flexible Manufacturing Systems.- Production Technology and Flexibility in the UK Steel Industry.- Flexible Automation and Small Enterprises.- Design of Production Systems for Batch Production in Short Series to Reduced Lead Time.- Evaluating Flexible Manufacturing Technologies: A research agenda for investment decision theory.- Computer-Aided Management of Operations.- Manufacturing-Oriented Simulation for Production Mannagement.- Computer Aided Production Management: An Example of Organization and Technology Systems.- A Methodology for the Implementation of Integrated CAPM Systems.- Images and Realities in the Computerisation of Managerial Work: Case Studies of Computer-Aided Production Management.- The Strategic Evaluation of R&D Projects Through the use of VERT.- Work Organization.- The Competitive Advantage of Autonomous Work Groups in a Changed Environment.- Competing via Alternative Work Organizations: The Case of Car Assembly in Sweden.- The Implementation of Group Assembly Methods in a Medium-sized Scottish Manufacturing Company: First Results and Comparisons with Conventional Assembly Methods.- Consequences for Final Assembly, Pre-production and Design of Natural Grouped Assembly Work and Materials Handling: Methods and Experience.- Competitive Edge Through Flexible Work Organization: Evidence from the UK Electronics Industry.- Design of The Operation/Maintenance Interface in Highly Mechanized Flows.- Learning Curves for Extended Work Cycles Within Assembly.- A Method to Evaluate the Flexibility of Autonomous Work Groups.- Human Factors.- Top Management Commitment?.- Improving Manufacturing Competitiveness through Human Performance Engineering.- The Workforce in the Year 2000: Technology Focuses on the Older Worker.- Managing the Implementation of Technology.- Critical Implementation Decisions for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.- Implementing Change Strategies:Towards a Framework for Aligning Implementation to a Situation Specific Context.- Integrating Technology and Organisation in the Implementation of CAD/CAM.- Managing the Manufacturing Technology Transfer Process: Experience of UK-Based Firms.- Factory 2000: Organisation Design for the Factory of the Future.- A Study of Introducing Foreign Technology for the Development of Shanghai's Industry.- The Enterprise Design Manifesto: A New Approach to Computer Systems Development.- Design, Process Planning and `Time to Market' Factors.- Manufacturing and Product Development by Symbiotic Co-operation in Small Scale Industries.- How to Achieve Competitive Edge by Simultaneous Process Engineering.- The Need for Parallel Planning Systems for Operational Planning within Batch Production.- Feature-Based Component Model for Computer Aided Process Planning Systems.- Competitive Product Design Strategies in the UK Mechanical Engineering Industry.- The Corporate Learning Process in the Context of Electronics Product Development.- International Comparisons and Country-based Papers.- Competition By Effective Management Of Multicultural Groups.- Comparing CAD Implementation in Engineering Firms in Brazil, Canada and the United States: The Need for "Engimation".- Case Studies: Processes and Problems on the Early Stage of Localization.- Innovating for Survival: Problems of Small Businesses During the Transition of the Economy in the ex GDR.- The Future Implementation and Consequences of Advanced Manufacturing Techniques in Dutch Industrial Enterprises: Results from a Delphi-research.- Service Operations.- The Operations Management Challenge in the Delivery of Complex Human Services.- After Sales Support Strategy: A Research Agenda.- Applying Service Concepts in Manufacturing.- Assessing Consumer Perceptions of Service Quality: Experiences from Application of SERVQUAL and Considerations for Further Development..- Application of KBS, Expert Systems and Modelling.- A Prototype of an Expert System for Solving Maintenance Budgeting Problems.- A Fuzzy Expert System for Adjustment of Color Display Monitor.- Operations Management in Integrated Markets: A Conceptual Model.- A Cobweb Model and its Application.- Production Planning and Control.- A Hybrid Push/Pull Production Control System for Multi-stage Manufacturing Processes.- Effective Implementation of Master Production Scheduling Systems Using a Gap Analysis Approach.- Strategic Capacity Planning and Shop Floor Control in Jobbing Production.- On Order Loading Operation Management System for MRP: Mathematical Model versus Knowledge Based Approach.- Improvement of Error Terms and Its Effect on Production Inventory Systems.- Manufacturing Resource Planning: "Some Salient Issues".- Performance and Productivity Measurement and Improvement.- Quality Information Management for Improving Productivity in Japan.- Improving the Labour Efficiency of a Partially Automated Warehouse: A Case Study from the Flour Milling Industry.- Improving Manufacturing Performance Through the Application of Just in Time Techniques.- Managing the Quality Improvement Process.- Steps and Activities for a Customer-Driven Quality Strategy.- Improvement Through People: A Practical Approach that Works.- Technology and the Drive for Quality: A Study of Survival in the Foundry Industry.- Total Quality Management in the Construction Industry - A Competitive Edge.- Implementing Total Quality: Erecting Tents or Building Palaces.- Two Approaches to Revolution in Manufacturing.- Education, Training and Development.- Educational Programs in Management of Technology.- Training for Cultural Change in a Brownfield Site: A Progress Report.- Economic Regeneration in the North East of England: Developing Strategic Viable Systems for Small and Medium Size Enterprises.- The Influence of Director's "Qualifications" on Profitability in UK Manufacturing Companies.- Management Education and Training in the Small Firm.- Undergraduate Studies in Food and Beverage Operations Management.- Employee Participation and Involvement.- Unions and Productivity: Convergence or Divergence in Perceptions?.- Work Teams in Four Irish Manufacturing Subsidiaries.- Manufacturing Performance and Employee Involvement.- Creating a Successful Team (Unleashing Employee Power).- Author Index.
Other Titles: Proceedings of the OMA-UK Sixth International Conference
Responsibility: edited by David Bennett, Colin Lewis.


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