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Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Andrea Matta

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

Journal no. 10696

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Andrea Matta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Founding Editor

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

Area Editors

Health Care Systems: John Blake, Dalhousie University, Canada
Transportation and Logistics: Karl F. Doerner, University of Vienna, Austria
Operations and Supply Chain Management: Qi (Annabelle) Feng, Purdue University, USA
Scheduling: Jose Framinan, University of Seville, Spain
Service Systems: Raik Stolletz, University of Mannheim, Germany
Manufacturing Systems: Baris Tan, Koc University, Turkey

Associate Editors

Emel Aktas, Cranfield University, UK
Arianna Alfieri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Saif Benjiaafar, University of Minnesota, USA
Jacqueline Bloemhof, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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
Ek Peng Chew, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Chen-Fu Chien, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Mabel Chou, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Shichang Du, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Nesim Erkip, Bilkent University, Turkey
Kjetil Fagerholt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Na Geng, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Martin Grunow, TU Munich, Germany
Dennis Huisman, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Werner Jammernegg, WU Vienna, Austria
Jianxin (Roger) Jiao, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Kap-Hwan Kim, Pusan National University, Korea
Herbert Kopfer, University of Bremen, Germany
Nadia Lahrichi, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Chia-Yen Lee, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Loo Hay Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Taesik Lee, KAIST, South Korea
Jingshan Li, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Zhang Liang, University of Connecticut, USA
George Liberopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Frank Meisel, University Kiel, Germany
Herbert Meyr, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Ilkyeong Moon, Seoul National University, Korea
James R. Morrison, KAIST, South Korea
Giulia Pedrielli, Arizona State University, USA
David Pisinger, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Marion Rauner, University of Vienna, Austria
Evren Sahin, CentraleSupélec (Ecole Centrale Paris), France
Ruhul A. Sarker, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jie Song, Peking University, China
George Tagaras, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Geert-Jan van Houtum, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Nico Vandaele, KU Leuven, Australia
Shuaian Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Qi Xiangtong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Jing Zhou, UNC Charlotte, USA

Advisory Board

Bernardo Almada Lobo, University of Porto, Portugal
Jian Chen, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Jan C. Fransoo, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Stan B. Gershwin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Hans-Otto Gunther, Pusan National University, Korea
Zhibin Jiang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Erhan Kozan, Queensland U of Technology, Australia
J. George Shanthikumar, Purdue University, USA
Leena Suhl, University of Paderborn, Germany
Horst Tempelmeier, University of Cologne Koln, Germany

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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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