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International Journal of Operations & Production Management back issues
Is lean manufacture universally relevant? An investigative methodology.
September 1, 1997... Aims and background The concept and acceptance of lean manufacture as a set of principles is now fairly rooted in the literature[1-3]. The principles behind lean production are not in themselves new; many of them can be traced back to the work of pioneers such as Deming, Taylor,...
Implications of business process management for operations management.
September 1, 1997... Introduction Operations management is concerned with the management of people, processes, technology and other resources in order to produce goods and services. There is a resonance from operations management into business process re-engineering (BPR) of the process paradigm and of the...
The overbooking problem in hotels with multitude tour-operators.
September 1, 1997... Introduction Overbooking in the hotel industry is practised in order to overcome the shortcomings of cancelled reservations or no-shows (fail to arrive without notice). The basic question asked under the overbooking problem is: "Given a distribution of no-shows, how many rooms does a...
An international study of quality improvement approach and firm performance.
September 1, 1997... Improving the quality of an organization's products and services is fundamental to business success. The once-held view that product or service specification is static and readily achievable is gone. Managers in world-class companies realize that customer wants and desires are changing, that...
Subcontracting within the supply chain for electronics assembly manufacture.
September 1, 1997... Introduction Study of the literature on subcontracting and related issues has revealed a dearth of work in this area in the manufacturing sector. This, despite recent initiatives aimed at highlighting its increasing importance in the supply chain for manufactured products[2-5], and...