Framework to analyse flexibility and unplanned change in manufacturing systems
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Framework to analyse flexibility and unplanned change in manufacturing systems. COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 9 (1). pp. 57-64. ISSN 0951-5240Full text not available from this repository.
This paper reports on the results of case-based research carried out in four organizations at the level of the 'total manufacturing system', two in UK and two in Brazil. The objective was to develop a conceptual framework which can be used to help analyse (and therefore manage) the 'unplanned changes' which affect the performance of any manufacturing system, A typology of 'unplanned changes' is proposed from which a new approach to the management of unplanned change in manufacturing systems is developed, This uses two complementary concepts: systems flexibility and unplanned change systems control, Unplanned change control is related to actions which avoid having to deal with the changes, whereas flexibility is related with the decisions and actions which aim at dealing with the effects of those unplanned changes which remain uncontrolled. Copyright (C) 1996 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
T Technology > TS Manufactures
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 57-64|
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