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Optimizing resources: assessment of manufacture practice

Williams, AJ; Davidson, JL


AJ Williams

JL Davidson


Two case studies are presented from within the plastics industry. The studies investigate the feasibility of optimizing resources using traditional manufacturing metrics. A data capture framework is presented, which represents pre-, intra- and post-production processes, and both internal and external perspectives on manufacturing and the use of facilities. The paper concludes with an assessment of the findings and of the potential for wider implementation of the framework within manufacturing industries.


Williams, A., & Davidson, J. (2002). Optimizing resources: assessment of manufacture practice. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 216(5), 815-820.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2002
Deposit Date Sep 27, 2007
Journal Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Print ISSN 0954-4054
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 216
Issue 5
Pages 815-820
Keywords Optimizing resources, assessment, manufacturing practice
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