Dispersed Manufacturing Networks

Challenges for Research and Practice

Editors: Dekkers, Rob (Ed.)

  • Provides the reader with methods and tools for developing integrative approaches for dispersed manufacturing systems

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Customers in geographically dispersed, emerging and established global markets nowadays demand higher quality products in a greater variety, at lower cost, and in a shorter time. As a result, organizations have moved from centralized, vertically integrated, single-site manufacturing facilities to geographically dispersed networks of resources. The emerging possibilities of information technology and data communication, the globalization of markets, and the ongoing specialization of firms have paved the way for Dispersed Manufacturing Networks as an organizational paradigm for collaboration and coordination across loosely connected agents.

Dispersed Manufacturing Networks provides new perspectives of dispersed manufacturing systems from three points of view. The first is that offered by complex systems theory, particularly on how agents in these industrial networks interact and how that provides possibility for coordination. The book also elaborates on issues of coordination and planning, as well as examining new solutions and challenges for logistics problems and collaboration in engineering networks within the internationalisation perspective. These methods and tools offer pathways to the development of integrative approaches.

The impact of globalization is discussed for both managerial decision-making and operational performance of supply chains. A strong emphasis is placed on the need for continuous decision-making with recognition of the fact that networks of loosely connected agents require different approaches.

Both researchers and professionals will welcome Dispersed Manufacturing Networks. It is an informative guide for those researching and working across a range of fields, including manufacturing management and networks; ICT applications, such as virtual networks or holonic manufacturing; and operations management.

About the authors

Rob Dekkers holds both a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and a doctoral degree, both from Delft University of Technology. He joined the University of the West of Scotland in 2006, having previously been a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Organisation and Management at Delft University of Technology, and, during his time in industry, an internal consultant, a production manager and a senior project manager.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 3-12

  • Industrial Networks of the Future: Review of Research and Practice

    Dekkers, Rob (et al.)

    Pages 13-34

  • Dispersed Network Manufacturing: An Emerging Form of Collaboration Networks

    Noori, Hamid (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • Self-Similarity and Criticality in Dispersed Manufacturing: A Contribution to Production Networks Control

    K├╝hnle, Hermann

    Pages 59-76

  • Collaborations in Industrial Networks: The Co-Evolutionary Perspective

    Dekkers, Rob

    Pages 77-105

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-468-3
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-84882-467-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5755-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dispersed Manufacturing Networks
Book Subtitle
Challenges for Research and Practice
Editors
  • Rob Dekkers
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-468-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-468-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-467-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5755-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 257
Topics