A Model of Methodology Need for AQAL Production System

  • Ziqiong Deng
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This paper firstly makes a survey on computer integrated manufacturing, lean production, “keiretsu”, and agile manufacturing. Then, definitions for production system (product-alliance oriented corporation), four-external-factors and four-internal-factors of production system, and AQAL (Attractive, Qualitative, Agile, and Lean) production system are given. Finally, a model of methodology need for AQAL production system is given as well.


Enterprise integration lean production agile manufacturing production system methodology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ziqiong Deng
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  1. 1.Narvik Institute of TechnologyNarvikNorway

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