Hossam S. Ismail

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This paper provides an overview of the framework and tools developed at the Agile Manufacturing and Enterprise Centre (AMEC) at the University of Liverpool to assist Merseyside SME’s in embracing agility concepts. The framework is based on four main pillars; auditing of company, auditing of the operating environment, benchmarking and learning from best(More)
This paper describes a method of knowledge capture and utilisation in new product development that can be used to improve firms existing performance. The method is intended to provide an effective bridge between expert knowledge generated internally, and the incorporation of best practice knowledge in the field. Past development projects (both successful(More)
This paper proposes an approach for the design of discrete event simulation models of large scale and complex manufacturing systems based on a UML representation of modular manufacturing entities and relationships. The approach simplifies the process of creating new manufacturing scenarios where by essential shop floor system parameters and logic can be(More)
It is increasingly more evident that mass customization (MC) has become a key strategy for those companies operating in markets where offering customers more choice is the only remaining differentiator. However, the impact on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is not always clear as the resources required to implement such a strategy in an SME often falls(More)
Simulation models have been extensively used in manufacturing to enhance the design, planning and decision making processes. However, the tendency has been to use simulation in one-off applications, often at the start of a project and not take account of inherent process changes over time. This has inhibited their contribution as a realtime decision make(More)
This paper builds on an approach developed by the authors for extending IDEF0 modelling to act as a process reliability assessment tool. By quantifying the quality of the activity inputs the approach is able to assess the quality of activity outputs. The paper addresses how this approach is applied at a higher level to represent existing project management(More)
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