LINKING MANUFACTURING STRATEGY TO THE DESIGN OF A CUSTOMIZED HYBRID PRODUCTION CONTROL-SYSTEM
UNSPECIFIED. (1994) LINKING MANUFACTURING STRATEGY TO THE DESIGN OF A CUSTOMIZED HYBRID PRODUCTION CONTROL-SYSTEM. COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 7 (2). pp. 134-141. ISSN 0951-5240Full text not available from this repository.
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to manufacturing strategy. Considerable work has been done in defining market-driven competitive priorities as part of manufacturing strategy and linking them to 'structural' decision areas. Linkage to 'infrastructural' decision areas like Production Control Systems (PCS) is found to be inadequately researched. This paper presents a three-staged approach which links manufacturing strategy to PCS. First, the PCS environment is described using three dimensions of: competitive priorities, product complexity and process complexity. The environment defined in the first stage is then used to select the appropriate level of multi-level 'decision variables' which fully define a PCS in Stage 2. In the third stage, the set of selected levels for each of the decision variables, which form the guidelines for detailed PCS design, are then integrated into a hybrid PCS customised to the manufacturing strategy of the firm. This approach to PCS design was then tested at several firms and was found to be useful for identifying the inconsistencies between existing PCS and the manufacturing environment and strategy.
|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|
|Official Date:||May 1994|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 134-141|
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