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  • Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology - ICMIT 2000 [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):0_1 - xxi
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    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):931 - 933
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  • A study on the integration of lean production and group technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):839 - 842 vol.2
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    In this paper, group technology and lean production, two kinds of very productive theories in production organization and management, are analyzed. The adaptability as to whether these two theories can be integrated is discussed. The lean production model based on group technology and its benefits to enterprises are proposed. An enterprise that is actualizing lean production based on group technol... View full abstract»

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  • An effective supplier development methodology for enhancing supply chain performance

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):815 - 820 vol.2
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    Supplier performance has a critical effect on the competitiveness of the entire supply chain. In this work, the effect is analyzed and demonstrated with a mathematical model that calculates the total cost of supply chain according to the supplier delivery performance. Considering the importance of suppliers within the supply chain, this work also suggests a methodology for developing the supplier ... View full abstract»

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  • Design and development of a flexible workflow supply chain system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):792 - 796 vol.2
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    This paper attempts to suggest a methodology for the design and development of a flexible workflow supply chain (FWSC) system for achieving flexibility to cope with unexpected changes. In particular, a multi-agent approach, which provides the capability to meet the requirement of a FWSC system, is proposed. Such a system is characterized by its capability to cope with the increasing complexity set... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis on supplier system of the automobile industry

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):771 - 776 vol.2
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    Many have researched Japan's automobile industry and its influence over its supplier system. However, very little of this research, where changes in the automobile industry and its supplier system are analyzed, is quantitative. In this paper, change in the automobile industry is quantitatively analyzed using the number of patent applications for automobile components. A ratio was calculated of the... View full abstract»

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  • A case study of buyer-seller relationships during the industrial product development process

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):832 - 838 vol.2
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    Developing buyer-seller relationships is increasingly seen as an important factor for success in industrial marketing (Spekman and Johnston, 1986). This relationship goes back way before the industrial product is offered for sale and may actually take place while the product is being developed. In this paper, we present a case study of the interactions and relationships between an industrial buyer... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of new manufacturing technologies and quality management systems in the Thai automotive industry

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):809 - 814 vol.2
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    In the Thai automotive industry supply chain, customer companies expect varying product specifications, higher manufacturing process flexibility and effective management practices for ensuring quality. ISO/QS9000 is the most popular quality management system (QMS) used in this industry. However, management is unable to fulfil all customer needs and expectations with conventional technology. Thus c... View full abstract»

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  • JIT application: process-oriented supply chain management in a health care system

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):788 - 791 vol.2
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    Hospital operators are searching continuously for innovative ways to contain costs without sacrificing quality. Many hospitals have focused their cost containment efforts on lowering the acquisition price of supplies instead of lowering their total delivered cost. However, this paper presents a novel approach to lower the costs of the logistics of delivering supplies by adopting elements of just-i... View full abstract»

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  • Managing quality in e-operations

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):671 - 677 vol.2
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    The paper discusses the issues of managing quality of operations management in the dot.com businesses as a contributing factor to their long-term sustainability. It is considered that the recent spate of failures of dot.com organisations is due not to a lack of information technology (IT) competencies or marketing flair but to lack of quality management and the management of quality in these dot.c... View full abstract»

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  • Managing resources in the software development process

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):530 - 535 vol.2
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    A triangular business model can be applied to the software industry. The vertices of the triangle are the customer, resources and profits. Companies that harness their resources and satisfy their customer's needs enhance their profitability. Many software organizations already have an advanced software development process (SDP), but further efficiency gains can enhance the opportunity for business... View full abstract»

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  • A novel control chart employing curtailed inspection

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):893 - 898 vol.2
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    This article presents an optimal algorithm for the design of the SX (sum of Xs) control chart. The objective is to maximize the effectiveness of the SX control chart in detecting the process mean shifts, on condition that the false alarm rate is held at a specified level. The optimal SX chart can be used in 100% inspection, and in some sampling inspections as well. The effectiveness of the SX char... View full abstract»

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  • Switched on? Patterns of patent activity and the development of the electric vehicle

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):726 - 731 vol.2
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    This paper explores patenting activity in the development of the electric vehicle. Using American patent data, the paper analyses the flow of information through firms and individuals at a time when the American automobile sector is responding to radical regulatory change. This is stimulating incumbent automobile manufacturers to change their approach to new product development from the traditiona... View full abstract»

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  • Development of Japanese-style supply chain management in the auto-electronics industry

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):765 - 770 vol.2
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    We consider how Japanese suppliers cope with the supply chain existing in the USA, concentrating on the case of an electronics parts supplier, Denso, and two auto makers, Toyota and Mitsubishi. The auto makers place firm orders with the supplier on the basis of sales information provided by dealers and/or auto sales companies using EDI (electronic data interchange). In 1998, this order cycle was s... View full abstract»

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  • Project planning and management using autonomous mobile agents, machine learning and negotiation protocols

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):610 - 615 vol.2
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    Scheduling project activities is an iterative and time-consuming process. This paper describes an innovative technique which can be used to automate these processes. The techniques described have been demonstrated through the implementation of a prototype automatic scheduler for meetings. The software uses an incremental learning algorithm to determine user preferences. The preferences are applied... View full abstract»

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  • E-product development (ePD) for mass customization

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):848 - 854 vol.2
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    Electronic product development directly connects multiple customers and suppliers throughout the entire value chain. This alleviates much of the inefficiency in current product development and supply chain practices. It integrates different facets of product design, process design, order processing, and order fulfillment in a cohesive manner. This capability is becoming a critical factor in global... View full abstract»

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  • Collaborative supplier selection on the Web

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):827 - 831 vol.2
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    The supplier selection procedure is becoming more and more important for enterprises. To improve the efficiency of communication and collaboration among participants, a Web-based collaborative system is developed to facilitate, rather than to automate the supplier selection procedure. Two main facilities are provided in the system. The first one collects data from various managers and helps the en... View full abstract»

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  • Management of procurement uncertainties in EPC projects-applying supply chain and critical chain concepts

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):803 - 808 vol.2
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    The present practice of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects in the engineering and construction industry receives many criticisms and requires substantial improvement. This paper examines the nature and characteristics of EPC projects and maps the project processes. An enhanced `to-be' model is proposed by applying the concepts of supply chain management and critical chain pro... View full abstract»

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  • Supply chain demand response strategy evaluation and optimization

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):782 - 787 vol.2
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    To survive and succeed in the current serious competitive market, firms take many actions to reengineer and improve their supply chain operation strategies. Among them, one of the hot points is supply chain demand response strategy (SCDRS), which refers to how firms respond to and satisfy customer demand. In the practice of manufacturing factories, there are some typical SCDRS's, such as make-to-s... View full abstract»

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  • Organisational factors and IT projects-a critical review

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):496 - 501 vol.2
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    Implementation of IT projects, especially for large IT systems, is synonymous with management of change in an organisation. However, changing core values and behaviours of an organisation is a slow, difficult and tricky process. A planned human resource development program is required for preparing employees for technology change. This paper examines contemporary literature in technology managemen... View full abstract»

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  • Control charts and process capability

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):904 - 909 vol.2
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    A new design algorithm for the X¯&S control charts is presented in this article, in which the detection power is allocated between the X¯ chart and the S chart in an optimal manner. This algorithm associates the out-of-control conditions of a process with a degraded value of the process capability ratio Cpk. Specifically, when Cpk decreases to a specified value ... View full abstract»

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  • Some properties of discrete lot sizing and scheduling problem with setup times using integral demand

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):859 - 862 vol.2
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    Discrete lot sizing and scheduling problem (DLSP) is the problem of determining a minimal cost production schedule such that dynamic demand is fulfilled without backlogging in a single stage manufacturing process. The problem requires solution of the sequencing and sizing of production lots for a number of different items over a discrete and finite planning horizon. Especially, when we consider se... View full abstract»

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  • One-to-one customized brand recommendation in virtual shopping mall

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):659 - 663 vol.2
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    As customer-driven marketing is rising, total quality management on customer focus becomes important. In this paper, we present customized one-to-one marketing strategy focusing on the customer, considering server, product, and facility at the same time. For doing so, we detect several manifest purchase patterns of the customers by clustering purchase history of target customers. We can also under... View full abstract»

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  • Time-based management of project planning in e-commerce deployment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):648 - 652 vol.2
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    The methodology of project planning should assess the uncertainties involved in a project. In today's fast growing Internet demands with more people accessing the Internet worldwide and online shopping becomes increasingly popular, selling online becomes a very competitive business and time is a critical factor in launching a web site for business. This paper identifies how risks can be minimized ... View full abstract»

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  • Aspects of communication in companies' Internet-WWW presentation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):639 - 644 vol.2
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    This research is concerned with communication aspects in business. It is targeted mostly towards service management, in all kind of business, not just service related business. We have tested different aspects of communication between customer and company through the Internet. During the project 500 companies' Internet locations have been tested. In this work we report the results for 250 major co... View full abstract»

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