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dc.contributor.authorMohamed, N.M.Z.Nik*
dc.contributor.authorKhan, M. Khurshid*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-07T10:37:29Z
dc.date.available2016-10-07T10:37:29Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMohamed NMZN and Khan MK (2012) Decomposition of manufacturing processes: a review. International journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME). 5: 545-560.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9542
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractManufacturing is a global activity that started during the industrial revolution in the late 19th century to cater for the large-scale production of products. Since then, manufacturing has changed tremendously through the innovations of technology, processes, materials, communication and transportation. The major challenge facing manufacturing is to produce more products using less material, less energy and less involvement of labour. To face these challenges, manufacturing companies must have a strategy and competitive priority in order for them to compete in a dynamic market. A review of the literature on the decomposition of manufacturing processes outlines three main processes, namely: high volume, medium volume and low volume. The decomposition shows that each sub process has its own characteristics and depends on the nature of the firm’s business. Two extreme processes are continuous line production (fast extreme) and project shop (slow extreme). Other processes are in between these two extremes of the manufacturing spectrum. Process flow patterns become less complex with cellular, line and continuous flow compared with jobbing and project. The review also indicates that when the product is high variety and low volume, project or functional production is applied.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe financial support by the Malaysian Government, Universiti Malaysia Pahang and Bradford University for this research is gratefully acknowledged.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© 2012 Universiti Malaysia Pahang. This work is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution- Non-Commercial 4.0 International License, which permits authors and readers unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction the material in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. This is enabled under the terms of Attribution and Non-Commercial usage of the material.en_US
dc.subjectManufacturing processes; High volume; Medium volume; Low volumeen_US
dc.titleDecomposition of manufacturing processes: a reviewen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.15282/ijame.5.2012.2.0043
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