7 March 2008

Call for papers: Lean Principles and Information Management

Call for papers: Lean Principles and Information Management

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Management

Lean has become prevalent in the manufacturing and service sectors. Lean supply is often supported by comprehensive information systems for communicating demand information, planning and controlling production and recording and reporting the use of resources. Some companies have implemented new accounting systems based upon activity based costing. Lean synchronises demand throughout the internal and external supply chains. This requires the real time sharing of information on demand, inventory and product specifications. The complexity of information has increased as companies have expanded their product ranges and moved towards supplying products on a make-to-order basis with a batch size of one.

This special issue aims to explore information systems in a Lean context. Papers are invited from both academics and practitioners.

Topics involve information systems relating, but not limited, to:
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Demand management
  • Planning and control
  • Supply chain management
  • Product and process architecture
  • Information systems strategy
  • Information management strategy
  • Asset information management
  • The use of information standards and coding
  • In-process control
  • Process monitoring
  • Condition-based operations
Important Dates
Full paper due: 1 April 2009
Notification of status of paper: 1 July 2009
Final version of paper due: 1 September 2009

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