Calls for papers


International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing
International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing


Themed Issue on: "Lean Tools"

Prof. Ali K. Kamrani, University of Houston, USA

Lean philosophy is a proven concept for business success. It is based on producing quality products and providing quality services that customers demand. Lean is considered as a process for continuous improvement through integration of customers, suppliers, employers and all stakeholders involved.

A large collection of proven tools are available in support of implementing this concept. This themed issue’s purpose is the publication of the latest research articles in the application of tools and methodologies in the planning, design, development and implementation of lean concepts in manufacturing, services and healthcare industries.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Cellular manufacturing
  • Just in time
  • Supply chain management
  • Transportation and material handling
  • Project management
  • Value stream mapping (manufacturing, services, healthcare)
  • Continuous improvement
  • Process standardisation
  • Reconfigurable machines and systems
  • Sustainability
  • TPM
  • Case studies or any related topics

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

Full paper submission: 15 March, 2012

Notification of review results: 30 April, 2012

Revised manuscript submission: 31 May, 2012

Final accepted paper submission: 1 July, 2012