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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 2007

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management publication information

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C2
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  • From the Editor

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Guest Editorial: Mass Customization Manufacturing Systems

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):4 - 11
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  • Selecting a Customization Strategy Under Competition: Mass Customization, Targeted Mass Customization, and Product Proliferation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):12 - 28
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    Customization requires not only an implementation of proper manufacturing systems but also a proper strategy regarding when firms should offer customized products and what the nature of customization should be. This paper questions 1)whether customization is better than no customization, and, if so, 2) what kind of customization strategy firms should adopt under competition. We find that customiza... View full abstract»

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  • Product Development Cost Estimation in Mass Customization

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):29 - 40
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    The ultimate goal of mass customization is to achieve economies of both scope and scale. This goal implies a conflict between customization and economy of scale (or mass production) in the traditional manufacturing paradigm. However, recent developments in computer and Internet communication technologies, concurrent engineering, and modular design methodology provide concepts, methods and technolo... View full abstract»

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  • Standardized Configuration Knowledge Representations as Technological Foundation for Mass Customization

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):41 - 56
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    The effective integration of configuration system development with industrial software development is crucial for a successful implementation of a mass customization strategy. On the one hand, configuration knowledge bases must be easy to develop and maintain due to continuously changing product assortments. On the other hand, flexible integrations into existing enterprise applications, e-marketpl... View full abstract»

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  • Management of Product Architecture Modularity for Mass Customization: Modeling and Theoretical Considerations

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):57 - 69
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    This paper examines the management of product architecture modularity for mass customization. Product architecture modularity is concerned with system decomposition, the selection of components and how they are linked with each other without compromising system integrity. The goal of mass customization is to produce customized goods at low cost. It has enabled many companies to penetrate new marke... View full abstract»

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  • The Development of a Component Commonality Metric for Mass Customization

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):70 - 85
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    In this paper, we review the commonality indices that have been developed thus far and demonstrate their possible limitations in evaluating component commonality for mass customization. Therefore, we develop a commonality index that considers generic bills-of-materials for mass customization instead of material-requirements-planning-like product structures. The construction of the index is carried... View full abstract»

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  • How Small and Medium Enterprises Effectively Participate in the Mass Customization Game

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):86 - 97
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    It is increasingly more evident that mass customization (MC) has become a key strategy for those companies operating in markets where offering customers more choice is the only remaining differentiator. However, the impact on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is not always clear as the resources required to implement such a strategy in an SME often falls beyond what is considered to be acceptabl... View full abstract»

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  • Changeover Improvement: Reinterpreting Shingo's “SMED” Methodology

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):98 - 111
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    A rapid changeover capability is widely acknowledged as an essential prerequisite to flexible, responsive small batch manufacturing. Its importance in mass customization is recognized, where minimal losses need to be incurred as manufacture switches between differing products. Retrospective improvement of existing changeover practice is often undertaken, arising from pressure to respond better to ... View full abstract»

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  • Process Platform Planning for Variety Coordination From Design to Production in Mass Customization Manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):112 - 129
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    The key challenge of implementing mass customization manufacturing lies in the variety dilemma exhibited by frequent design changes and recurrent process variations. A holistic view of variety handling gives rise to the importance of variety coordination from design to production. This paper proposes a concept of process platform for coordinating product and process variety. Fundamental issues of ... View full abstract»

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  • A Product and Process Modeling Based Approach to Study Cost Implications of Product Variety in Mass Customization

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):130 - 144
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    With the growing competition in businesses, satisfying customers' individual requirements has turned into a competitive edge. Highly diversified customer needs lead to not only high product variety but also the associated cost implications. In order to handle the complexity and intertwining relationships of variety and cost, a systematic approach is proposed based on product and process modeling. ... View full abstract»

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  • Exploiting the Order Book for Mass Customized Manufacturing Control Systems With Capacity Limitations

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):145 - 155
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    Customer specific requirements is one of the key drivers in a supply chain strategy based on mass customization. At the same time there are intense pressure on price and short delivery lead times providing a complex environment for managing the supply chain. The complexity can be reduced by introducing the concept of a customer order decoupling point (CODP). The CODP separates the supply chain int... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated Configuration of Platform Products and Supply Chains for Mass Customization: A Game-Theoretic Approach

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):156 - 171
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    This paper is concerned with optimizing the configuration of a set of platform products and the associated supply chain consisting of one manufacturer and multiple suppliers using a three-move dynamic game-theoretic approach. The variants in the product family share a common platform for developing/configuring variant modules which are substitutable in the sense that high-end module options can fu... View full abstract»

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  • Modularity as a Strategy for Supply Chain Coordination: The Case of U.S. Auto

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):172 - 189
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    Companies across industries have admired the success of Dell Computersin using modularity as part of a mass customization strategy to achieve build-to-order and a streamlined supply chain. Many companies are attempting to emulate this successful model, including the American automotive industry. This paper focuses on how the auto industry has been attempting to move to modularity, in part, motivat... View full abstract»

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  • A Service-Oriented Architecture for Mass Customization—A Shoe Industry Case Study

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):190 - 204
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    The ability of enterprises to react quickly to changes in the business environment is becoming imperative. mass customization (MC) is introduced as a competitive strategy for diversified markets by combining principles of mass production and individualization. Here, information systems (IS) are needed for supporting the entire value chain, especially for managing product and process complexity. Ba... View full abstract»

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  • Forthcoming Engineering Management Conferences

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 205
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  • IEEE International Engineering Management Conference 2007

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 206
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  • Special interest groups for the IEEE Engineering Management Society

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 207
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  • Papers to be Published in Future Issues of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):208 - 209
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  • Order form for reprints

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 210
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management - readership survey

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):211 - 212
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  • Special issue on managing innovation in emerging economies

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 213
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  • IEEE Engineering Management Society call for case study proposals on managing engineering, technology, and innovation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 214
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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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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas