© 1999

Global Production Management

IFIP WG5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems September 6–10, 1999, Berlin, Germany

  • Kai Mertins
  • Oliver Krause
  • Burkhard Schallock

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. N. Acur, U. Bititci
    Pages 1-9
  3. Dirk Ansorge, Christian Effert
    Pages 10-16
  4. Eiji Arai, Keiichi Shirase, Hidefumi Wakamatsu
    Pages 17-24
  5. Zied Bahroun, P. Baptiste, J. P. Campagne, M. Moalla
    Pages 34-42
  6. Nicole S. Baschung, Martin Henz, Thomas E. Ruppli
    Pages 43-49
  7. A. J. M. Beulens, M. H. Jansen, J. C. Wortmann
    Pages 50-58
  8. U. S. Bititci, A. S. Carrie, T. Turner, P. Suwignjo
    Pages 59-66
  9. L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, T. Cardoso
    Pages 76-84
  10. J. L. Cano, M. J. Sáenz, J. A. Cebollada
    Pages 85-95
  11. Maria Caridi, Andrea Sianesi
    Pages 105-111
  12. Allan S. Carrie
    Pages 112-119
  13. Sergio Cavalieri, Marco Garetti, Marco Macchi, Marco Taisch
    Pages 120-127
  14. Paul K. Chang, Thomas R. Gulledge, Paul Litvak, Phillip Norton, Rainer Sommer, Amy J. C. Trappey et al.
    Pages 128-135
  15. Kathryn Cormican, David O’Sullivan
    Pages 136-143
  16. Toru Eguchi, Fuminori Oba, Toshiki Hirai
    Pages 152-159

About this book


Globalization is one of the key issues for production management and therefore Global Production Management was selected as the theme for the 1999 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems. At the turn of the century Berlin is one of the most prominent examples for a world of new opportunities for transnational business. Therefore it was chosen to host the conference. Berlin is a link between East and West. Suppliers in Poland and the Czech Republic play a growing role for the car and rail industry in Europe. Fraunhofer IPK, the host of the conference and the editors of this book experienced the profound differences in production philosophies and production management tools not only between Germany, West and Eastern Europe but also in East Asia, India, South and North America. Referring to global players, global production seems to be solved, but only at a superficial point of view. Global enterprises have installed own procedures and IT systems and force suppliers to interconnect to their global information handling. The scope and complexity of the topic of distributed supply by Virtual Enterprises or Extented Enterprises requires solutions that reach beyond new algorithms or standardized data transfer protocols. The book covers approaches and results for the design and management of business processes and IT solutions that enable companies to handle information in a global context as easy as they supply physical components.


Manufacturing Manufacturing System knowledge management linear optimization modeling optimization organization project management tools

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Mertins
    • 1
  • Oliver Krause
    • 1
  • Burkhard Schallock
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design TechnologyBerlinGermany

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