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Last Planner and Critical Chain in Construction Management: Comparative Analysis
This paper endeavours to compare the Last Planner System of production control and the Critical Chain production management method. This comparison is carried out in the context of constructionExpand
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Managing the trade-off implications of global supply
Abstract The cost versus response trade-off is a growing logistics issue due to many markets being increasingly characterised by demand uncertainty and shorter product life cycles. This isExpand
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The optimal quantity of quick response manufacturing for an onshore and offshore sourcing model
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We present an analytical model of quick response manufacturing (QRM) that confirms this assertion. Expand
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Systematic innovation and the underlying principles behind TRIZ and TOC
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This paper brings together two parallel, but independent theories on inventive problem solving; one originating in mechanical engineering, namely the Russian Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) and the other originating in manufacturing management as the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and explores their relationship with manufacturing strategy development. Expand
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Questioning the relentless shift to offshore manufacturing
A device for providing a voltage indicating the angular velocity of rotation of the armature in a limited rotation, polarized, moving iron galvanometer. The device includes a means for providing aExpand
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The strategic integration of agile and lean supply
Lean supply is closely associated with enabling flow and the elimination of wasteful variation within the supply chain. However, lean operations depend on level scheduling and the growing need toExpand
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Managing patient flow using time buffers
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine how and why theory of constraints based time buffer management has contributed to improved patient flow in health and social careExpand
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Evaluating demand driven MRP: a case based simulated study
This study evaluates the assumption underpinning Material Requirements Planning (MRP), buffer management and DDMRP before analysing the case company and evaluating the potential benefits, utilizingExpand
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Utilising buffer management to manage uncertainty and focus improvement
Production planning and control (PPC on the one hand achieving an optimal plan and on the other ensuring reliable execution of that plan. Demand and process variability underlie this tension andExpand
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Theory building: relating variation, uncertainty, buffering mechanisms and trade-offs
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The theory of variation and uncertainty buffering is proposed as a means of unifying and extending existing theory at a more abstract level. Expand
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