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    • An empirical study of TQM and its effect on the organizational sustainability development : a successful model for implementation 

      Elhuni, Redha M.; Ahmad, Mohammad Munir (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The main purpose of this research is to construct a generic model for successful implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in Oil sector, and to find out the effects of this model on the organizational sustainability ...
    • An integrated Web-based scheduling and quality decision support system (SQDSS) 

      Krishnaiyer, Krishnan; Chen, F. Frank (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Decision Support Systems (DSS) have evolved from being considered as a competitive edge to a survival strategy. In different echelons of a value chain, when DSS is combined with lean tools it drives out not only the non-value ...
    • An investigation into the challenges of implementing the EFQM excellence model 

      Adeyemi, Adeolu A.; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Lim, Ming K.; Kumar, Vikas; Rocha-Lona, Luis (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In recent times there has been an increasing trend, among organisations, towards the adoption of business excellence models (i.e. EFQM, Malcolm Baldrige, and Deming) as a strategic approach to drive improvements. This ...
    • An ontological model and method for obsolescence resolution and management 

      Zheng, Liyu; Sandborn, Peter A., 1959-; Terpenny, Janis; Orfi, Nihal (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      With today's rapid advancement in technologies, commercial high tech components are rendered obsolete more frequently. Such components are often parts of long-life products. Hence, technology obsolescence can make design ...
    • Analyses of online monitoring signals for a GMAW process before and after improvement 

      Joshi, Aniruddha; Liao, T. Warren (Thunshun Warren), 1957-; Kompotiatis, Lampros (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The ability to detect the onset of welding instability is a very powerful tool in welding process monitoring and control. Toward this goal, this study investigates a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process by analyzing online ...
    • Analysis of CNC software modules regarding parallelization capability 

      Keinert, Matthias; Kaiser, Benjamin; Lechler, Armin; Verl, Alexander (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The software design of current CNC systems is of limited suitability for real parallel execution on multicore systems. Even though CNC systems are rudimentarily designed in a modular way, a good load balancing and therefore ...
    • Analysis of Internet process tool for continuous improvement and productivity in a manufacturing environment 

      Smith, P. G.; Oduoza, Chike F. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In today's busy, highly competitive market, businesses are under increasing pressure to meet targets and achieve their objectives. Previous research has shown that SMEs not only need to satisfy customer requirements, but ...
    • ANFIS based modeling for processing variables' effects on coating properties in plasma spraying process 

      Wu, Zhenhua (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In order to model the effect of processing variables including primary gas flow rate, stand-off distance, powder flow rate, and arc current on the plasma spraying coating properties including thickness, porosity and ...
    • Application of design elements for an engineering community in a multi-sector engineering company 

      Goetz, Johannes; Franke, Joerg; Mueller-Martin, Andreas; Forthaus, Markus; Grobholz, Boris (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The efficient and effective engineering of industrial plants has a high impact on the success of numerous companies. Core of engineering activities is to accurately cover the requirements of the customer and design and ...
    • Application of lean manufacturing concepts and value stream mapping to a company that manufactures engineering to order road transportation products 

      Breitenbach, Fernanda A.; Ferreira, João C. E. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In the current economic scenario, it is an increasing trend companies seeking to adapt their production systems to meet the new market demands, and at the same time to increase efficiency in their processes. Among the ...
    • Applied human factors engineering in advanced vehicle design for elder and handicapped people 

      Chen, Qili; Wong, Seng Fat (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Barrier-free facilities are necessary for the sustainable development of the country. This paper studied the needs of the elder and the handicapped people in the barrier-free facilities. It found that the elder and handicapped ...
    • Applying lean manufacturing tools to the management of operational and network risks 

      Rivera, Leonardo (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Risk management has become a growing concern for manufacturers. Academics in the field have classified risks into operational (internal), network (supply chain) and environmental (natural, political and external) risks. ...
    • Applying theory of constraints to moving assembly lines 

      Sims, Trumone; Wan, HungDa (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The first step in the Theory of Constraints (TOC) methodology is to identify the constraint. Several methods have been recommended in literature, such as looking for a backup of inventory (i.e., the operation that the ...
    • Auto-recovery from machining stoppages based on STEP-NC 

      Sang, Zhiqian; Xu, Xun, 1959- (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Machining stoppage occurs from time to time due to various reasons. For the current CNC system using G/M code as part program, to recovery from the stoppage, the operator needs to scroll the part program to find the specific ...
    • Balancing tradeoffs between machining time and energy consumption for impeller rough machining 

      Velásquez Arriaza, Oscar; Kim, Dong-Won; Lee, Jong-Yeong; M. A. Suhaimi (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Electrical energy is directly linked to society prosperity across the globe
    • Batch size optimization based on production part cost 

      Windmark, Christina; Spang, Kathrine; Schultheiss, Fredrik; Ståhl, Jan-Eric (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      When investigating different location and/or system designs the possible variables to take into consideration can differs between the alternatives. Different production system will have different optimal working conditions ...
    • Chances of the application of multi-domain simulation tools in the field of train system engineering 

      Meinel, David; Paryanto; Franke, Jörg (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Complex mechatronic systems, such as modern trains, demand interdisciplinary software tools in order to test systems as a whole and predict operational behavior. Caused by the intention of cost savings and pushing the ...
    • Classification of reconfiguration resources and lead time for reconfigurable manufacturing systems 

      Puik, Erik; Telgen, Daniel; Moergestel, Leo van; Ceglarek, Darek (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Manufacturing technology can improve the turnover of a company if it enables fast market introduction for volume production. Reconfigurable equipment is developed to meet the growing demand for more agile production. Modular ...
    • Communication Architecture for Robotic Applications 

      Tamashiro, Gabriel; Vivaldini, Kelen C. T.; Martins, José, Jr.; Becker, Marcelo (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In robotic applications, the communication protocol is one of the main features that dictate scalability and network topology. The communication architecture must consider heterogeneity (i.e. network, hardware, operational ...
    • Comparative analysis between small displacement torsor and model of indeterminate applied on generated solution of reconfigurable manufacturing system 

      Shafiq, Arsalan; Baqai, Aamer; Butt, SajidUllah (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS) is the recent addition in the field of manufacturing system. Different approaches deal with the generation of design solutions of RMS. Keeping in view quality as a key performance ...