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International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management


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  • Linking Planning Strategies with Supply Chain in an Extended Environment: A Theoretical Framework   Order a copy of this article
    by M. Jawwad Rafi Burney, Aneeqa Rauf, Syed Mehmood Hassan, Sharfuddin Ahmed Khan 
    Abstract: Developing functional requirements to establish specifications in the development of a manufacturing production system which focuses on production are planning, material requirement planning and inventory problems. To meet the requirements, optimistic analysis of the process line is carried out which; focusing on establishing all the necessary data for the specification regarding the nature of production system and the inventories issues, the combination of these two leads to MRP (material requirement planning). According to the research it is observed that to control production operations, to achieve optimum inventory level and to schedule the requirements according to the forecasted demand, implementation of MRP on the manufacturing system is necessary. To put MRP in to a process, a framework was developed to integrate the work process flow that gives a simple image of the process flow for any general production system, concerning the operations and their management. In this paper, flow of data can be followed from forecasting of the demand to the delivery order, as well as tracking of material and customer order is made possible. The model proposed in this paper aims to tackle and provide the necessary framework that can be used to guide through the different problematic situations. Also as such, where it is general practice to only use MRP for the purpose of planning the production requirements, which leads to the aforementioned problems, the proposed model counters that by using two combinations, one of MPS with RCCP, and the other detailed one of MRP with CRP, in order to get the right material procured against the right capacity at the right time. In case there are mismatched problems, they will be highlighted due to the cross checking of the two techniques used.
    Keywords: Aggregate Production Planning; Master Production Schedule; Material Requirement planning; Capacity Requirement Planning; Supply Chain Management.

  • Regression modelling of customers purchase intention towards green cars: an empirical study in Malaysia   Order a copy of this article
    by Chyh Kun Ang, Ting Ting Chong, Yong Chooi Seah, Ying Ni Soo, Phey Yi Tan 
    Abstract: Malaysians are currently facing critical environmental issues and challenges. The research objective is to investigate the correlation between functional value (price), functional value (quality), symbolic value, emotional value, epistemic value as well as conditional value and customer purchase intention (PI) towards green cars in Malaysia. We explore Theory of Consumption Values (TCV) in vehicular context to seek ways to increase green cars consumptions. We have chosen quantitative research design and used quota sampling to select target respondents. Questionnaire is used to collect data from Generation Y at auto shows in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Johor Bharu (JB), Klang, George Town and Ipoh. This study findings show that all values except functional value (price) and social value have significant relationships with customer PI towards green cars in Malaysia. This study contributes a vital insight and thus encourages local manufacturers to produce green cars consistently to reduce air pollution in Malaysia.
    Keywords: Consumption values; Green cars; Purchase intention; Malaysia.

  • Regression Control Chart for Two Related Variables: A Forgotten Lesson   Order a copy of this article
    by Fazel Hayati 
    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the regression control chart for two related variables and to furnish rules for a plan of action. Cases are presented to show the effectiveness of the regression control chart. A Regression control chart for two related variables integrates linear regression and Shewhart quality control chart theory and methods in a coherent way. The regression control chart combines two robust methods as the basis of analysis: the linear regression model and the Shewhart control chart theory. Other researchers are encouraged to investigate related variables using a regression control chart as there is a lack of published work in this area.
    Keywords: Regression Control Chart; Shewhart; Variation; Process Improvement.