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Title: Manufacturing system engineering moderator: an aid for multidiscipline project teams
Authors: Harding, Jennifer A.
Popplewell, K.
Cook, D.
Keywords: Manufacturing system engineering
Manufacturing system design
Intelligent support system
Multi-discipline teams
Distributed teams
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: HARDING, J.A., POPPLEWELL, K. and COOK, D., 2003. Manufacturing system engineering moderator: an aid for multidiscipline project teams. International Journal of Production Research, 41 (9), pp. 1973 - 1986
Abstract: Manufacturing System Engineering is a complex process generally performed by a multidiscipline project team. The Manufacturing System must satisfy many different requirements and objectives so compromises generally have to be made to achieve a balanced design for the new or re-engineered Manufacturing System. Project team members must be aware when decisions are made that are significant to other team members. When teams are large and located in multiple sites, this can be very difficult to achieve, and intelligent support systems are necessary. The Manufacturing System Engineering Moderator is designed to monitor design decisions, to evaluate their significance to individual project team members and to communicate with any team members deemed necessary.
Description: This article was published in the serial, International Journal of Production Research [© Taylor & Francis]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020754031000077257
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/0020754031000077257
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9805
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020754031000077257
ISSN: 0020-7543
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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