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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • Date May 1995

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  • Resource constrained scheduling of hierarchically structured design activity networks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):150 - 158
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    In this paper, a new approach to the problem of scheduling of design activities with precedence and multiple resource constraints is proposed. In addition to the AND type relationship, OR and EXCLUSIVE OR relationships may also exist between design activities. In order to handle these logical relationships, IDEF3 is used for network representation. A large network of design activities can be arran... View full abstract»

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  • Efficiency measurement of alternative machine component grouping solutions via data envelopment analysis

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):159 - 165
    Cited by:  Papers (22)
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    Much current research in the area of cellular manufacturing (CM) has focused on the development of cell formation procedures. Many of these procedures yield alternative solutions corresponding to various numbers of clusters or various threshold values. This paper illustrates how data envelopment analysis (DEA) can be used to measure the efficiency of alternative machine component grouping solution... View full abstract»

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  • Increasing semiconductor manufacturing's strategic value to a firm

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):112 - 118
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    Manufacturing firms in many North American industries are struggling with whether to continue to produce major components for their systems or end-products. In some instances, the suppliers of these very components are also dealing with whether to produce them or merely design them. Large end-product firms and some semiconductor merchants, for example, are calling into question the internal fabric... View full abstract»

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  • Is concurrent engineering always a sensible proposition?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):166 - 170
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    Currently in the literature it is apparent that there exists a strong drive towards the employment of concurrent engineering as opposed to the serial progression of products through phases. In many cases there is much advantage to be gained from the early involvement of downstream activities such as the involvement of manufacturing in the early phases of engineering. This is the basis of the entir... View full abstract»

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  • Business process management: survey and methodology

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):119 - 128
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    Due to the growing concern about the competitiveness of US industry in the international marketplace, several initiatives are now underway to enhance the competitive posture of the nation's firms. Many companies are engaged in assessing ways in which their productivity, product quality, and operations can be improved. A relatively new area of such improvements is business process management (BPM).... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of ABC information on product mix and costing decisions

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):171 - 176
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    The primary aim of this paper is to develop and demonstrate a mixed integer programming model that utilizes activity-based cost information to determine optimal product mix and product cost in a multi-product manufacturing environment. The model permits interesting insights to be gained into the evaluation of the marginal cost of products and marginal worth of resources for decision making involvi... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering's interactions with marketing groups in an engineering-driven organization

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):129 - 139
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    It is widely acknowledged that engineering personnel should work with marketing and sales personnel to increase the chances of market acceptance of new product ideas. While many studies have shown that products are more likely to succeed when this integration occurs, there has been little observation of the actual interactions and the underlying sources of communication difficulties. This paper, b... View full abstract»

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  • A lattice claims model for capital budgeting

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):140 - 149
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    Techniques of contingent claims analysis (CCA), extend current capital budgeting practices in two specific ways. First, by explicitly accounting for project uncertainty and second, by quantifying the flexibility value afforded due to the presence of real options. When applied appropriately, CCA techniques can provide a powerful and robust valuation approach and are particularly useful in providing... 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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