Title: Developing the weighted ISM-MICMAC framework for process design stage of production system life cycle

Authors: Rajesh Attri; Sandeep Grover

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Sector-6, Faridabad, Haryana – 121006, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Sector-6, Faridabad, Haryana – 121006, India

Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for the process design stage of production system life cycle (PSLC) using weighted interpretive structural modelling (ISM) and MICMAC analysis. In the present study, various quality enabled factors (QEFs) of process design stage has been identified through the extensive literature analysis and opinions of industrial and academic experts. In order to validate the identified QEFs, a questionnaire survey has been utilised. Then, QEFs are analysed by using ISM approach in order to develop the relationship among the considered QEFs. Afterwards, Matriced Impacts Croises Multiplication Appliqueeaun Classement (MICMAC) analysis is used to identify the driving and dependence power of QEFs. Lastly, a method of effectiveness index (EI) has been used for identifying the key areas of process design stage of PSLC. This index can be effectively utilised by the manufacturing organisations to benchmark their process design phase through effectively utilising the QEFs reported in this work.

Keywords: process design; production systems; quality enabled factors; QEFs; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; effectiveness index; MICMAC; production system life cycle.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2017.080941

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2017 Vol.7 No.1, pp.94 - 119

Available online: 07 Nov 2016 *

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