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


Special Issue on: "Production Line Systems: Concepts, Methods and Applications"

Guest Editor: Professor Sabry Shaaban, Rennes School of Business, France

A significant amount of research has been conducted aimed at providing production managers and industrial engineers with effective line design principles applicable to lines operating under push and pull types of production systems. However, despite the great deal of research undertaken, much remains to be learned.

The primary objective of this special issue is to promote and disseminate research that deals with production line systems. It will offer researchers and practitioners the most recent concepts, methodologies, and techniques in this important field of enquiry.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to :
  • Unpaced / paced / automated systems
  • Push / JIT / CONWIP / DBR / TOC / cellular manufacturing / hybrid systems
  • Assembly / disassembly systems
  • Non-parallel / parallel / merging / splitting systems
  • Single / multiple server systems
  • Unbalanced / balanced lines (including line balancing)
  • Reliable / unreliable machine systems
  • Analytical and simulation modelling approaches to production line systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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

Paper submission by prospective authors : 30 April 2007

Communication of results of peer review to authors : 15 July 2007

Revised and final manuscript submission : 30 September 2007