13 December 2011

Call for Papers: Advanced Methodologies of Production in Manufacturing Supply Chains

A special issue of International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Production systems contain principally the machinery which is used to transform materials into the desired forms, with the requisite properties induced into them for obtaining specific performance parameters. Advanced methodologies in aspects of line material handling, scheduling, just-in-time and lean manufacturing, packaging and logistics are supported by database management systems, online transmission and the processing of information that initiates and follows activities.

With recent advancements in IT processing, several advanced methodologies of production have developed which have helped operations to become fast and accurate. Furthermore, in terms of supply chains, production methodologies are tied up with other functions in organisations. These bring about economies which have made it possible to manufacture and deliver high quality products on a global scale.

The main aim of this special issue is to advance our theoretical and empirical understanding of advanced methodologies of production in manufacturing supply chains that have played a key role in the development of economies in different countries. Theoretical, methodological and/or empirical research papers are welcome.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Use of computers in design
  • Computer-integrated manufacturing
  • Advanced methodologies of mechanisation
  • Automated production systems
  • Automated flow lines
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Global trends in rapid prototyping
  • Manufacturing flexibility
  • Intelligent manufacturing systems
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Six sigma and lean sigma
  • High performance computing (HPC) for modelling, simulation and analysis
  • Advanced robotics and other intelligent production systems
  • Control systems to monitor processes
  • Sustainable and green processes and technologies in production
  • New industrial platform technologies
  • Ability to custom manufacture
  • Ability to manufacture high or low volume
  • Integrated production and logistics systems
  • Integrated production and packaging systems
  • Scheduling in industries
  • Nanocomposite materials
Important Dates
Manuscript submission: 1 July, 2012
Notification of initial decision: 1 August, 2012
Submission of revised manuscript: 1 September, 2012
Notification of final acceptance: 1 October, 2012
Submission of final revised paper: 1 November, 2012

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