Bottleneck-based Synchronisation of Engineering and Manufacturing

Hinckeldeyn, J., Dekkers, R., Altfeld, B. and Kreutzfeldt, J. (2010) Bottleneck-based Synchronisation of Engineering and Manufacturing. In: 19th International Conference on Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt, 8-11 March 2010,

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Abstract

The synchronization of manufacturing and engineering is crucial for companies in the engineer to order or the make to order environment. The competitive advantage of these companies is based on the flexible fulfillment of customer requirements. A shortage of engineers, like for example in Germany, is especially threatening to these companies. To face this challenge, the productivity of engineering has to be increased. Many experiences in the field of productivity improvement measures have been gained in production management until today. The objective of this paper is therefore to investigate, if production management principles could be applied to engineering management. Engineering and manufacturing processes are compared and the similarities are identified. Based on this evaluation two possible bottleneck management approaches from manufacturing are assessed regarding their applicability in engineering.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dekkers, Dr Rob
Authors: Hinckeldeyn, J., Dekkers, R., Altfeld, B., and Kreutzfeldt, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management

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