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An integrated methodology of manufacturing business improvement strategies

An integrated methodology of manufacturing business improvement strategies

Bhatti, R. and Berkhauer-Smith, S. (2007) An integrated methodology of manufacturing business improvement strategies. In: Olhager, J. and Persson, F., (eds.) Advances in production management systems. International Federation for Information Processing, 246 . Springer, Boston, USA, pp. 355-362. ISBN 9780387741567 (doi:

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Business Environments need to react more efficiently and quickly to demand in today’s global markets. Previous research by the authors entailed reviewing the current understanding of the different types of generic business improvements that are applicable to the production environment through a literature review. It highlighted that widely used methodologies have similarly links and differentiating characteristics, thus producing many types of implementation strategies. The research resulted in studying the inter-relationships between these Manufacturing Business Improvement Concepts including Cultural Issues surrounding process improvement initiatives, so they can be unified into an integrated Methodology creating a unique strategy that can be correctly tailored to a chosen environment. This paper outlines a methodology that involves ten stages of change including the planning, creating, data collection, analysis and strategic implementation to apply. The approach flows through the change process systematically highlighting how to achieve the best outcome and feedback into the system is also visible.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1]This paper forms part of a proceedings from International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems Univ Linkoping, Linkoping, SWEDEN, SEP 17-19, 2007 Int Federat Informat Proc; IFIP TC 5 Working Grp 5 7 Integrated Product Management [2] This item also has an ISSN which is 1571-5736
Uncontrolled Keywords: process improvement, improving operations, integrated strategy application, improvement strategy methodology, manufacturing operations,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Centre for Innovative Product Development
School of Engineering > Department of Engineering Systems
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