Strategic Management of the Manufacturing Value Chain

Proceedings of the International Conference of the Manufacturing Value-Chain August ‘98, Troon, Scotland, UK

  • Umit S. Bititci
  • Allan S. Carrie

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Raising the Challenge

  3. Strategic Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Robert MacIntosh, Donald MacLean, Ian Arbon, Gordon McGhee
      Pages 45-52
    3. J. A. Sharp, A. Paterson, R. Beach, A. P. Muhlemann
      Pages 61-68
    4. P. Humphreys, K. L. Mak, R. McIvor, W. McAleer
      Pages 85-92
    5. Zeyad M. El-Kahlout, C. S. Irgens, Barbara M. Savage
      Pages 131-139
  4. Agile Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. J. P. Shewchuk
      Pages 143-150

About this book

Introduction

Today the Scottish electronics industry employs 40,000 people directly and a further 30,000 in the supply infrastructure. There are now more than 550 electronic manufacturing and supplier companies in ' Silicon Glen'. In terms of the contribution to the economy, electronics is by far the most valuable industry. Its value in 1996 was approximately £ 10billion and accounted for more than half of Scotland's exports. The major product groupings within the industry include: • PCs, laptops and workstations • Disk drives, cable harnessing • Printers, keyboards and peripherals • Semiconductor devices and PCBs • TV, VCRs, CDs, stereos and other consumer electronics • Cellular phones and telecommunications products • A TMs and funds transfer systems • Networking and security systems • Navigation and sonar systems • Microwave products • Power supplies • Software and compilers Many of these companies are multi-national OEMs, who came to Scotland as inward investing companies. Early inward investing companies were from USA, followed by companies from Japan, and more recently from Taiwan and Korea. An important segment of the industry is involved in the manufacture of computers, including IBM, Compaq, Digital and Sun. In fact approximately 40% of the PCs sold in Europe are built in Scotland. With five of the world's top eight computer manufacturers locating a manufacturing base in Scotland there has been an attraction for foreign companies keen to provide service for these multinationals. In 1995/96 the supply base output was worth £1.

Keywords

Distribution Manufacturing Planning information system knowledge management modeling organization production

Editors and affiliations

  • Umit S. Bititci
    • 1
  • Allan S. Carrie
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35321-0
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-6601-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35321-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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