Modern Production Concepts

Theory and Applications Proceedings of an International Conference, Fernuniversität, Hagen, FRG, August 20–24, 1990

  • Günter Fandel
  • Günther Zäpfel
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Production Planning and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Constitutive Aspects

      1. Katsuhiko Takahashi, Shusaku Hiraki, Michio Soshiroda
        Pages 63-79
      2. Christoph Schneeweiss, Martin Kühn
        Pages 80-96
      3. Klaus-Peter Kistner, Marion Steven
        Pages 97-113
    3. Aspects and Elements of Production Planning and Control (PPC)-Systems

    4. Just-in-Time (JIT)

    5. Inventory Problems

    6. Scheduling Problems

  3. Production as a Competitive Weapon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. General Concepts

    3. Designing New Production Systems

    4. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

      1. Allan Carrie
        Pages 694-706
      2. Lucas Pun
        Pages 707-722
      3. Niovi-Fotini Pavlidou, Byron Papathanassiu
        Pages 723-730
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 731-740

About these proceedings


Modern production concepts can be considered as an essential field of economics nowadays. They help to give valuable insights and thus provide important competitive advantages. There is a broad variety of new approaches to Production Planning and Control (PPC), Just-in-Time (JIT), Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), Flexible Automation (FA), Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS), Total Quality Control (TQC), and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), all of which are indispensable cornerstones in this context. This book presents in a condensed and easy-to-comprehend form the different contributions of a group of internationally recommended scientists. The varied approaches to modern production concepts are not only based on theoretical foundations but also go one step further in that they present the implementation of these concepts and methods in detail. This close link with practical aspects will help to illuminate the theoretical material for researchers and students in universities. The book will be of major importance for practitioners involved in solving everyday industrial problems. The interdisciplinary nature of these contributions will help to create a new and valuable perspective on the field of production concepts.


Automation Fertigung Planning computer integrated manufacturing computer-integrated manufacturing distribution inventory just-in-time manufacturing operations research optimization production production planning scheduling simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Fandel
    • 1
  • Günther Zäpfel
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics Department of Production ManagementFernuniversitätHagenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Production ManagementUniversity of LinzLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76403-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76401-1
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