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and two anonymous reviewers from Management Science who provided helpful and insightful comments on earlier versions of this paper. Abstract Engineering design often involves a very complex set of relationships among a large number of coupled problems. It is this complex coupling that leads to iteration among the various engineering tasks in a large(More)
This thesis proposes a design methodology for manufacturing processes in automotive component plants. Included is a proposed set of analysis tools to be developed to aid the manufacturing engineer in designing new manufacturing lines. The intended users of this methodology are manufacturing engineers designing or facilitating the design of a new process.(More)
The current research issues in assembly being explored world wide will be discussed. The work falls under two main headings namely, a) parts mating science-the study of the phenomena which occurs when parts interact during the assembly process, the kind of information available, its quality, etc. b) programmable assembly system - the study of economic(More)
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