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Investigating the effects of smart production systems on sustainability elements
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The next generation of manufacturing systems will be self-organising. Networking of cyber-physical equipment and machinery are on the rise. In the field of sustainable manufacturing, an increasing level ...
Does the MRP logic work for finite capacity planning and operations scheduling?
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: During the past five years, MRP based systems have increasingly been criticized for their inability to reduce inventory levels, meet due dates and to plan at an operational level. This paper suggests that ...
Agility : a competitive weapon for South African manufacturers
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Agility enables a manufacturing enterprise to manage change as part of its routine business. By aligning the whole company to a single strategic vision and goal, together with internal and external ...
A production planning method to optimally exploit the potential of reconfigurable manufacturing systems
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Manufacturing companies must operate in a dynamic environment. Consequently, companies constantly have to adapt their manufacturing systems to stay competitive. One approach to ensure the success of ...