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    • ConTexere Volume 3 

      ConTex Communications (ConTexere; Volume 3, 2021)
      ConTexere, the name we chose for this publication, is the Latin word for weaving together, which reflects the mission of ConTex. Through our programs, we are weaving together innovative ideas and novel projects from scholars ...
    • ConTexere Volume 1 

      ConTex Communications (ConTexere; Volume 1, 2019)
      ConTexere, the name we chose for this publication, is the Latin word for weaving together. This reflects the mission of ConTex. Through our programs, we are weaving together stories between networks of scholars in Texas ...
    • Conference program and abstracts booklet : the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing : FAIM 2014, May 20-23, 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USA 

      Chen, Frank, F. (2014)
      Program and abstracts of the 142 papers accepted for presentation at the FAIM 2014 International Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, and organized by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems, University ...
    • Quality measurement in the supply chain 

      Espinoza, Omar; Buehlmann, Urs; Bond, Brian (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Supply Chain Management is the integration of business processes along the value chain, from suppliers to end customer. Performance measurement of these processes has so far received little attention from researchers and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • E-quality control in automotive manufacturing : an integrated approach using 3D measurement and photometric stereo reconstruction 

      Tseng, Tzu-Liang (Bill); Zheng, Jun; Ho, Johnny C.; Huang, Chun-Che; Ochoa, Luis A.; Lin, Yirong; Chiou, Richard (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Intense pressures for quality control are experienced by automotive parts suppliers to stay tuned in competitiveness and to build a long-term relationship with automotive manufacturers. The automotive parts suppliers are ...
    • Process variability reduction by using the design of experiment—a case study 

      Machač, Jan; Steiner, František (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Low process variability and capability index might be some of customer's requirements. Therefore it is necessary to fulfil these requirements and guarantee them in the future. Since state-of-art companies that want to keep ...
    • Factors for a decentralized production and sequence planning from the perspective of products and resources 

      Taphorn, Christoph (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The trend towards more and more individual products leads to new challenges for production planning and scheduling. Rising numbers of variants, high fluctuations of demand and smaller production volumes require flexibility ...
    • Development of predictive production model for increasing productivity of oil wells 

      Sallam, Saifaddeen; Ahmad, Mohammad Munir; Nasr, Mohamed (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      This paper highlights some of the reasons for the oil production decline in petroleum wells and underlies principles to produce a new model for the oil wells’ production performance. The research starts by introducing ...
    • 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 ...
    • Concept of semi-autonomous production planning and decision support based on virtual technology 

      Prinz, C.; Jentsch, D.; Kreggenfeld, N.; Morlock, F.; Merkel, A.; Müller, Egon, 1952-; Kreimeier, Dieter (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The following conceptual contribution is based on the two scientific fields Digital Factory (DF) as well as end-user electronics. The two fields which describe the starting points for the conceptional contribution offer ...
    • Minimization of transportation and installation time for offshore wind turbines 

      Faiz, Tasnim Ibn; Sarker, Bhaba R. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The most challenging aspect of introducing an offshore wind energy facility is high cost of capital for transportation and installation of wind turbines. The cost associated with transportation and installation depends on ...
    • 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 ...
    • From machine utilisation to flow time : effects of lean transformation on scheduling 

      Tokola, Henri; Niemi, Esko; Kyrenius, Pekka (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The Lean paradigm transforms a production company from utilisation-centric planning into a system in which other operating conditions such as short flow times, local control, and reduction in variation are weighted as well. ...
    • Using GRAIMOD for improving performance of multi-product companies 

      Dossou, Paul-Eric; Mitchell, Philip (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      European economies have been deeply affected by different crises. The impact of the economic crisis on enterprises is now recognized by everybody. Enterprises are fighting to pull through the present situation and are ...
    • Sustainable design and innovation for office furniture and its implementation 

      Seyajah, N.; Cheng K. (Kai); Bateman, R. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Products such as furniture are a combination of components that together provide the functionality required by the customer. For the designer, the product configuration has special importance. The impetus for new ideas ...
    • Optimum constant-stress and step-stress accelerated life tests under time and cost considerations 

      Han, David (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      By running life tests at higher stress levels than normal operating conditions, accelerated life testing quickly yields information on the lifetime distribution of a test unit. The lifetime at the design stress is then ...
    • Using simulation to determine the batch size for I/O drawer test process in a high-end server manufacturing environment 

      Al-Fandi, Lawrence; Aqlan, Faisal (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In this research, discrete-event simulation is used to study the I/O drawer test process in a high-end server manufacturing environment in order to identify the optimal batch size of the I/O drawers to be tested per driver. ...
    • Considering assembly requirement specifications in product development : identification and approach 

      Asadi, Narges; Schedin, Joel; Fundin, Anders; Jackson, Mats (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Due to the major advantages such as reduced time to market and improved quality at lowered cost, the principles of design for assembly capabilities and concurrent engineering are of great significance when developing new ...