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Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Hans-Otto Günther

ISSN: 1936-6582 (print version)
ISSN: 1936-6590 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10696

Editor-in-Chief :

Hans-Otto Guenther, Seoul National University, Korea

Founding Editor

Kathryn E. Stecke, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Area Editors:

Ek Peng Chew, National University of Singapore
Chen-Fu Chien, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Martin Grunow, TU Munich, Germany
Marion Rauner, University of Vienna, Austria

Editors:

Bernardo Almada Lobo, University of Porto, Portugal
Sally Brailsford, University of Southampton, UK
F. Frank Chen, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Frank Chen, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jen-Ming Chen, National Central University, Taiwan
Jian Chen, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Mabel Chou, National University of Singapore
Meltem Denizel, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Karl F. Doerner, University of Vienna, Austria
Matthias Ehrgott, Lancaster University, UK
Nesim Erkip, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Edwin O. Fischer, University of Graz, Austria
José Framiñán, University of Seville, Spain
Jan C. Fransoo, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Dennis Huisman, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Geert-Jan van Houtum, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Werner Jammernegg, WU Vienna, Austria
Zhibin Jiang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jianxin (Roger) Jiao, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Kap-Hwan Kim, Pusan National University, Korea
Yeong-Dae Kim, KAIST, Korea
Herbert Kopfer, University of Bremen, Germany
Erhan Kozan, Queensland U of Technology, Australia
Chung-Yee Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Loo Hay Lee, National University of Singapore
George Liberopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Andrea Matta, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Herbert Meyr, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Ilkyeong Moon, Seoul National University, Korea
David Pisinger, Technical University of Denmark
Brian Rodrigues, Singapore Management University
Ruhul A. Sarker, University of New South Wales, Australia
Raik Stolletz, Mannheim University, Germany
Leena Suhl, University of Paderborn, Germany
George Tagaras, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

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    The mission of the Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, formerly known as the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, is to publish original, high-quality research papers in the field of services and manufacturing management. All aspects in this field including the interface between engineering and management, the design and analysis of service and manufacturing systems as well as operational planning and decision support are covered. The journal seeks papers that have a clear focus on the applicability in the real business world including all kinds of services and manufacturing industries, e.g. in logistics, transportation, health care, manufacturing-based services, production planning and control, and supply chain management. Flexibility should be understood in its widest sense as a system’s ability to respond to changes in the environment through improved decision making and business development procedures and enabling IT solutions.

    The journal is interdisciplinary in nature considering work from Management Science, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research as well as other disciplines that contribute to the understanding, development and improvement of service and manufacturing systems. It is the aim of the journal to publish papers which are relevant to both researchers and practitioners in the world of services and manufacturing. Topics could include, but are not limited to areas such as the following:

      • Operations management in process and manufacturing industries
      • Production planning and control
      • Monitoring and control of manufacturing systems
      • Operations management in service organizations
      • Operations strategy and development
      • Design of services and manufacturing facilities
      • Performance evaluation and productivity analysis of services and manufacturing systems
      • Supply chain management
      • Logistics, transportation and warehousing
      • Intermodal transportation and traffic systems
      • Computer-based planning systems
      • Health care systems
      • Modelling and simulation in services and manufacturing industries
      • Manufacturing-based service and service-embedded manufacturing
      • Decision making and business development procedures for services and manufacturing
      • Reviews and surveys
      • Case studies

    All papers appearing in the Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal undergo a first editorial screening followed by a rigorous peer review by at least two anonymous referees.

     

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