Alexander Tsigkas

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The objective of this paper is to define a knowledge-based design framework for developing an interactive capability of instantaneously converting newly gained knowledge into value adding on demand products and services by and for individual persons. This approach is named: On Demand Design (ODD). Οn demand products are configured from building blocks or(More)
According to the Lean Philosophy it is important to see the waste of time not only during the manufacturing process but also during the designing cycle of a product. It is required more time for the transformation of information from the design phase to the manufacturing phase. It is advisable, that research is conducted toward waste reduction or(More)
The competition of tomorrow is moving away from the level of the individual company and towards the level of supply chain. It is at this level that Lean organisations should evolve and become more flexible, self organising and self adapting entities. Today Lean implementations are based on principles with no clear scope as to how to achieve middle to long(More)
This paper proposes the design of an innovative management model for supply networks. This model promotes the requirement for close cooperation and adaptability as well as flexibility of ad-hoc structures throughout the supply network of custom made products and services. Structures of this type will respect principles that differ from the classical model(More)
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