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International Journal of Technology Management
International Journal of Technology Management


Special Issue on: "Lean Principles and Information Management"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Warse Klingenberg, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Professor Christian Hicks, Newcastle University, UK

Lean has become prevalent in the manufacturing and service sectors. Lean supply is often supported by comprehensive information systems for communicating demand information, planning and controlling production and recording and reporting the use of resources. Some companies have implemented new accounting systems based upon activity based costing. Lean synchronises demand throughout the internal and external supply chains. This requires the real time sharing of information on demand, inventory and product specifications. The complexity of information has increased as companies have expanded their product ranges and moved towards supplying products on a make-to-order basis with a batch size of one.

This special issue aims to explore information systems in a Lean context. Papers are invited from both academics and practitioners.

Subject Coverage
Topics involve information systems relating, but not limited, to:
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Demand management
  • Planning and control
  • Supply chain management
  • Product and process architecture
  • Information systems strategy
  • Information management strategy
  • Asset information management
  • The use of information standards and coding
  • In-process control
  • Process monitoring
  • Condition-based operations

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

Full paper due: 1 April 2009

Notification of status of paper: 1 July 2009

Final version of paper due: 1 September 2009