Special Issue on Manufacturing Strategy for Competitiveness

Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, SIES Graduate School of Technology, University of Mumbai, Navimumbai, Maharastra, India
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    • Vivek Sunnapwar
      LokmanyaTilak College of Engineering, University of Mumbai, NaviMumbai, India
    • Shivagond Teli
      Mechanical Engineering Department, BharatiVidyapeeth College of Engineering,, NaviMumbai, India
    • Rupendra Nehete
      Mechanical Department, SIES Graduate School of Technology, NaviMumbai, India
    • Kaustubh Chavan
      Mechanical Engineering Department, SIES Graduate school of Technology, NaviMumbai, India
    • Umesh Bhushi
      Mechanical Engineering Department, Higher College of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    • Mrs. Shivangi Thakker
      Mechanical Engineering Department, K J Somaiya College of Engineering, Vidyavihar, Mumbai, India
  • Introduction

    In an increasingly multifarious economic environment, organizations move violently between the design of value-adding strategic actions and the selection of accurate measures to evaluate the degree of achievement of their goals. From a business perception, competitiveness is a multidimensional construct and scholars have fueled the debate on how to model the competitiveness function for evaluation purposes. Competitive performance is much more than the mere growth of quantitative metrics, and businesses need to accommodate different aspects that affect the functioning of their operations (at all levels) if the full realization of the potential of their resources and capabilities is the desired goal (Ketchen et al., 2007). This argument is not necessarily news and it has been taken into account directly and indirectly in many studies on business competitiveness. In our view, instead of focusing on canonical quantitative approaches to evaluate the individual contribution of different resources /capabilities to business competitiveness, scholars should acknowledge the multi-dimensional nature of competitiveness. This way, the analysis of how businesses can effectively orchestrate their resources and capabilities and of how to evaluate the outcomes of their competitive-led efforts constitutes a challenge to researchers interested in evaluating the business competitiveness from a more holistic, systemic approach. We propose this feature topic to help both academic and industrial research communities understand the recent research progress in manufacturing sector to improve operational performance and competitiveness.
    Topic of interest include, but not limited, to the following:
    1. Advances in manufacturing systems
    2. Manufacturing strategies and competitiveness
    3. Knowledge Management
    4. New manufacturing process technology

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Manufacturing systems and Management
    2. Supply chain management and inventory system
    3. Lean, Green, Six Sigma, Agile manufacturing
    4. Environment and energy
    5. Ergonomics and human factors
    6. Productivity, Quality and Reliability

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

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  • Published Papers

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