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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • May 1988

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  • A theory of innovation processes for computer-aided manufacturing technology

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):90 - 100
    Cited by:  Papers (69)
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    The concept of uncertainty is used to develop a theory of the innovation process for computer-aided manufacturing. The interrelated propositions trace the process by which computerized equipment is adopted, prepared for, and implemented. This is done in terms of problems arising from uncertainty and coping strategies used to respond to them. The theory explains why it is so difficult to introduce ... View full abstract»

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  • Towards the standardization of performance measures for project scheduling heuristics

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):82 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    Performance measures that can be used to compare project-scheduling heuristics are presented. Quantitative measures relative to the project duration are proposed for the diagnostic analysis of activity-sequencing heuristics in PERT networks with precedence and resource constraints. The aim is to establish a basis for the standardization of performance measures for the heuristics. A project analyst... View full abstract»

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  • Review of expert systems technology

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):71 - 81
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (1)
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    An overview of expert systems technology is provided from a development point of view. The intent is to provide assistance in the practical aspects of constructing expert systems. Emphasis is placed on the benefits and limitations of expert systems, the various phases of the development processes, and the software tools used to expedite the development. Special attention is given to the interface ... View full abstract»

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  • Flexibility and FMS: an empirical analysis

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):101 - 107
    Cited by:  Papers (32)
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    It is shown how the concerns of the managers of firms with flexible manufacturing system projects (FMS) differ from those of manufacturing firms without FMS projects. An economic model is developed from which two hypotheses are obtained. The first hypothesis is that firms were investing in FMS to deal with the variance in their inputs. The second proposition is that firms wished to use FMS to deal... View full abstract»

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  • Schedule monitoring of engineering projects

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):108 - 114
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (2)
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    An tool for monitoring reporting, and controlling the progress of time-critical projects called progress plotting is presented. It helps distinguish between minor schedule slips and problems that call for serious management intervention. It also serves to evaluate planning accuracy on previous projects. Progress is shown by plotting the actual time used on a project against the completed percentag... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating acquisitions in consulting engineering

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):114 - 117
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    The strategic management planning process for acquisition decision-making is explored. The steps involved in the process of selecting and implementing an acquisition strategy for a consulting engineering organization are developed and discussed. This is followed by a case-study statistical evaluation of acquisitions within the consulting engineering services industry demonstrating the financial ec... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring commitment to new manufacturing technology: integrating technological push and marketing pull concepts

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):63 - 70
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    The authors examine the extent to which marketing and manufacturing related factors, either separately or integratively, influence the degree of commitment to manufacturing automation. The findings suggest that commitment to automation technology is generally greater when marketing pull and technological push forces are adopted simultaneously. The implications of these findings for management and ... View full abstract»

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Management of technical functions such as research, development, and engineering in industry, government, university, and other settings. Emphasis is on studies carried on within an organization to help in decision making or policy formation for RD&E. 

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