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International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "The Application of Taguchi Methods in Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Management"

Guest Editors:
Dr. A. Senthil Kumar, Anna University Tiruchirappalli, India
Dr. Murugesan Palaniappan, Odaiyappa College of Engineering and Technology, India
Dr Kannan Govindan, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Liberal economic policy has thrown down a challenge - to produce world class quality products at globally competitive prices. Taguchi methods have become increasing popular for developing engineered products. They promise, and deliver, an ability to increase the quality of an engineered product via simple changes in the method by which engineers perform their usual design tasks. Industry desperately requires product design to optimise the thousands of existing products and processes. Industry could significantly benefit by focusing on improving the quality of its products and simultaneously reduce their costs drastically through product (process) design optimisation. Taguchi methods form a new engineering design optimisation methodology that improves the quality of existing products and processes and simultaneously reduces their costs very rapidly, with minimum engineering resources and development man-hours.

This special issue aims to provide academia and practitioners with a collection of innovative research and most recent developments in the handling of multi-response problems by Taguchi methods for product and process performance improvement. Contributors are encouraged to submit original manuscripts that are conceptual and/or case studies.

Subject Coverage
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the application of Taguchi methods to the following:
  • Non-traditional machining systems
  • Modelling, simulation and optimization of manufacturing systems
  • Information technology in manufacturing
  • Intelligent manufacturing systems
  • Agile marketing
  • Foundry applications
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Process parameter optimization
  • Multi-response problems
  • Product design
  • Composite materials
  • Simulation analysis
  • Supply chain management
  • Robust design method
  • Tolerance specification
  • Welding
  • Application of metaheuristics
  • Mathematical programming
  • Case studies
This special issue is intended for revised and substantially-extended versions of selected papers presented at ICAIEA 2010 (International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications) held from January 6-8, 2010 in Anna University Chennai (India), but we explicitly encourage other researchers to submit their papers to this Special Issue as well.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15 December 2011 (extended)