Strategic and Operational Issues in Production Economics: Proceedings of the Seventh International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Igls, Austria, February 17-21, 1992

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  • ISBN-13: 9780444816894
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Pages: 612

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Production control in engineer-to-order firms 3
The influence of central government's policy on production and the inventory in a spatial oligopoly 23
Capacity smoothing and sequencing for mixed-model lines 31
Simulation of pull type manufacturing system for evaluating maintenance planning 43
Integrating marketing and production planning in Make-To-Order companies 53
Manufacturing flexibility and profitability 67
Feedback production planning in a stochastic two-machine flowshop: Asymptotic analysis and computational results 79
Manpower capacity planning - A hierarchical approach 95
Production planning and control (PPC) systems including load-oriented order release - problems and research perspectives 107
Process planning for a modular component placement system 123
Capacitated lot-sizing with minimum batch sizes and setup times 137
Initial order quantities in a multistage production system with backlogging 153
Measuring and improving planning stability of reorder-point lot-sizing policies 167
Optimal and approximate (O, r) inventory policies with lost sales and gamma-distributed lead time 179
A theoretical framework for understanding why JIT reduces cost and cycle time and improves quality 195
Different evaluations of 'criticity' in production processes 205
A capacitated single-item lot-size model 213
Heterogeneous batch structures in throughput scheduling 221
Industrial conversion to natural gas - An efficient and risk neutral strategy? 229
The challenges of capacity planning 243
Engineering design and product development and its relationship to manufacturing: A programme of case study research in British companies 265
Manufacturing practice in a transition economy 273
Integrated performance measurement. A review of current practice and emerging trends 281
What makes a strategist out of a manager? What engineers should know about strategic management 297
Design of the decision process for strategic investment in advanced manufacturing systems 309
Operational technology transfer: Can we calculate the behavioral costs? 323
The analytic hierarchy process based expert analysis of strategies and critical success factors of forest industries in Finland 331
Progress on developing a framework for computer aided production management 345
Architectural framework for the design of a simulation environment for decentralized production management 355
Decentralized production planning and design of a production management system based on an object-oriented architecture 365
Quality of services "applicable to production?" 385
Improving service quality: Learning from manufacturing 399
Inventory control and quality system requirements case study 415
Analysis of the conversion from a job shop system to a cellular manufacturing system 427
Using a knowledge-based decision support system development environment to implement a scheduling system for a workshop 437
An expert system for a local planning environment 453
The appraisal of industrial investments: A new method and a case study 465
Post-implementation reviews of investment: Evidence from a two-stage study 477
An integrated approach to the layout of flexible transfer lines (FTLs): Buffer Stocks Allocation 489
Determining the number of spares in an inventory/repair system which supports equipment with scheduled usage 501
The economic lot size and relevant costs 519
Determining economic inventory policies in a multi-stage just-in-time production system 531
Inventory control of repairable tools with incomplete information 543
Reducing system nervousness in multi-product inventory systems 551
Global relations between inventory, manufacturing lead time and delivery date promises 563
Freight rates for small shipments 571
Scheduling of packaging lines in the process industry: An empirical investigation 579
A practical solution to a newspaper distribution problem 591
Author Index 601
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