Special issue on Advances in production line systems
Guest Editors: Dr Sabry Shaaban, ESC La Rochelle School of Business, France
Dr Sarah Hudson, ESC Rennes School of Business, France
Companies spend billions of dollars annually on the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of production lines. Due to the importance of such lines in the production of many goods and services, a considerable number of investigations have been conducted to study their operating behaviour and to determine ways of improving their efficiency.
The main objective of this special JMTM issue is to promote and disseminate research that deals with production line systems. It will offer researchers and practitioners the most recent concepts, methodologies, and techniques in this important field.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
.Paced/unpaced production systems
.Reliable/unreliable machine systems
.Just-in-time/TOC, DBR, CONWIP systems
.Bucket brigade systems
.Analytical/simulation modelling approaches to production
Notes for prospective authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All papers are refereed through a double blind peer review process.
Paper size: 4,000 words (roughly 7 to 8 pages).
Paper submission by prospective authors: 31 January 2012
Communication of results of peer review to authors: 30 April 2012
Revised manuscript submission: 15 June 2012
Final manuscript submission: 15 September 2012
You should send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail to:
Dr. Sarah Hudson
Department of Finance and Operations
ESC Rennes School of Business
2 Rue Robert d'Arbrissel
Tel: +33 (0)2 99 54 63 31/+33 (0)2 99 33 48 58
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