Analysis of Manufacturing Enterprises

An Approach to Leveraging Value Delivery Processes for Competitive Advantage

  • N.¬†Viswanadham

Part of the The International Series on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems book series (DEDS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 283-292

About this book


Analysis of Manufacturing Enterprises presents a unified and systematic treatment of manufacturing enterprises. These enterprises are networks of companies working in partnership. Such networks are a common occurrence in auto, grocery, apparel, computer and other industries; and competition is among enterprises rather than between individual companies. Thus, for these enterprises (global or local) to succeed, there is a need for systematically designing the enterprise-wide value delivery processes such as the order-to-delivery process, supply chain process, and new product development process. This calls for developing systematic analysis methodologies for evaluating the performance of value delivering processes. Analysis of Manufacturing Enterprises fills this vital need.
The first part of the book focuses on foundations of manufacturing enterprises: the generic value delivery process, their performance measures and redesign to meet specifications on lead time and defect levels. The second part provides a clear and comprehensive discussion on new product development, order to delivery, and supply chain processes, which are core processes of a manufacturing enterprise.
Analysis of Manufacturing Enterprises is an excellent resource for researchers and professionals in the field of manufacturing engineering.


Manufacturing architecture calculus competition design development foundation management organization process management product development supply chain

Authors and affiliations

  • N.¬†Viswanadham
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical and Production Engineering and The Logistics Institute-Asia PacificNational University of SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7101-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4645-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-4328
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