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Strategic Management of the Manufacturing Value Chain : Proceedings of the International Conference of the Manufacturing Value-Chain August `98, Troon, Scotland, UK - Umit S. Bititci

Strategic Management of the Manufacturing Value Chain

Proceedings of the International Conference of the Manufacturing Value-Chain August `98, Troon, Scotland, UK

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1998
ISBN: 9780412827105
Number Of Pages: 654

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The fundamental reason for the existence of any manufacturing organization is to generate wealth by adding value to the products and services it offers. In this new global industrial environment, value is generated from many sources, such as rapid and flexible fulfillment of orders, developing new innovative products and services, providing rapid and responsive product and service support, delivering innovative turn-key solutions to customers, and so on.
In the 21st century most manufacturing organizations will have to respond to these challenges through innovative partnerships, by creating virtual enterprises, by operating in agile networks to generate value by exploiting their existing competencies in design, manufacturing, distribution and customer service, whilst building new competencies in information systems, communications and knowledge management.
Just as no man is an island, so no business can operate without being part of a network of businesses, which we call the manufacturing value chain. This book brings together the works of leading researchers to present state-of-the-art research and development on `the strategic management of the manufacturing value chain' in the broadest sense.
The objectives of Strategic Management of the Manufacturing Value Chain are:

  • To provide insights into potential strategies, methods, tools and techniques which could facilitate competitiveness through innovation agility and partnership.
  • To explore the use of enabling technologies, such as IT, in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
  • To provide practical case studies which demonstrate the use of new approaches to the generation and management of value in manufacturing.
Strategic Management of the Manufacturing Value Chain is suitable as a secondary text for graduate-level courses of management and manufacturing, and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry, commerce and government.

The role of high technology in a regional economyp. 3
Evolution of ERP Systemsp. 11
Industrial and academic collaboration: Adding to Britain's value chainp. 25
Impact of supplier hubs on the Scottish electronics industryp. 37
Transforming organisations - (some) insights from complexity theoryp. 45
Three manufacturing strategy archetypes - A framework for the aerospace industryp. 53
Computer assistance to strategiesp. 61
Aligning strategic objectives with organisational processes: a methodology for virtual enterprise implementationp. 69
Strategic management of the integrated design of product and production systemp. 77
The implications of strategic purchasing decision on the value chainp. 85
Creating competitive factories - Speeding up the innovative process in factory design using virtual reality as a new engineering toolp. 93
Meeting the ecological challenge by value chain enlargement and enrichmentp. 105
Strategy and operations in dynamic interactionp. 113
New product development to achieve customer values: A case study approachp. 123
Design support methodology using quality function deployment with feature-based reasoningp. 131
Agile manufacturing: One size does not fit allp. 143
A generic concept for reducing complexity in international operations - An asymptotic strive for manufacturing simplicityp. 151
Economical analysis of high volume flexible manufacturing system for agile manufacturingp. 159
Maintaining reliability of business processes using active monitoring techniquesp. 169
Integrated performance measurement systems: Implementation case studiesp. 177
Research into behavioral aspects of performance measuresp. 185
Benchmarking organisational and operational developmentp. 193
Performance measurement and relationship management in the automotive supply chainp. 209
A structured approach to performance measurement and benchmarking for manufacturing enterprisesp. 217
Evaluating value streams to achieve lean production in large assembly manufacturing systems utilising virtual enterprise relationshipsp. 229
Interorganisational network classification - A framework for studying industrial networksp. 239
Manufacturing in networks - Competitive advantages for virtual enterprisesp. 249
Effective supply chain management: theory and practicep. 259
Third party logistics: development and success factors in three alliancesp. 267
Analysis of order penetration point alternatives in the Nordic paper industry supply chainsp. 277
How to manage your supply network to get better resultsp. 289
Partnering strategy implementation in the supply chainp. 297
Reconfiguring the value chain to implement postponed manufacturingp. 305
Manufacturing franchising and enterprise networksp. 315
Solving manufacturing problems - from here on or with an eye looking in the rear-view mirror?p. 323
The role of variability in supply chains- a multiple case studyp. 331
A Constraint-based methodology for effective supply chain managementp. 343
Evaluating buyer-supplier relationships for international procurementp. 353
Industrial buyer-supplier relationships: guidelines for a successful marriagep. 361
Evolution of partnering relationships: a supply chain perspectivep. 369
Variants management and extended enterprise models for the car maker's factory of the futurep. 381
A rule-based support system to make or buy decisionp. 391
Balanced production planning and control in production networksp. 401
The implications of interrelationships for decision making in companies along the supply chainp. 411
DOMAIN: Dynamic operations management across the Internetp. 421
An extended manufacturing management model: control principles and aspects in production networksp. 431
Education and training requirements specification for implementation of manufacturing control systemsp. 439
Designing scheduling concept and computer support in the food processing industriesp. 447
Organisational learning through the evaluation of information systems investmentsp. 457
Project Management, a bit of communication helps too, on succeedingp. 465
Real-time design control of manufacturing operationsp. 473
Information management for customer focus in the small manufacturing companiesp. 481
Enterprise-wide versus Best of Breed manufacturing solutions: providing a structured approach to systems strategy selectionp. 489
Supporting SME information systems development using a structured method and tool for package selectionp. 497
The latest modelling and implementation techniques for an extended production management systemp. 507
Design of logistics processes by the factor-indicator-modelp. 517
Production performance measurement and improvement based on the exchange of expert knowledgep. 527
Developing the manufacturing value chain through simulation - the Finnish enterprise simulation laboratory projectp. 535
Tools and techniques for modelling production systemsp. 545
Simple systems - simple models?p. 553
Process re-engineering - commitment, consultants and all that stuff!p. 561
A sporadic customer flow reference model and a case studyp. 569
Object-oriented product/production model - Integration concept and application in production managementp. 577
Virtual supply chain management system: a decision support system using discrete event simulationp. 585
Strategic role of quality management in the Brazilian auto parts industryp. 595
12 steps in organising a virtual enterprise for car suppliers - a case studyp. 603
Practical considerations to achieve a strategic fit in the development of manufacturing ventures in developing countriesp. 611
Using expert systems in blast furnace operation - a few preliminary impressionsp. 623
Outsourcing for competitive advantagep. 631
Supply chain management: an empirical study in Brazilp. 645
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ISBN: 9780412827105
ISBN-10: 0412827107
Series: Ifip International Federation for Information Processing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 654
Published: 31st August 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.66
Weight (kg): 1.1