Uncertainty Factors in Real Manufacturing Environment

Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 342-351, 2009

10 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2009 Last revised: 11 Nov 2009

See all articles by Md. Abdul Wazed

Md. Abdul Wazed

University of Malaya (UM)

Shamsuddin Ahmed

University of Malaya (UM)

Yusoff Nukman

University of Malaya

Date Written: November 8, 2009

Abstract

The important part of managing uncertainty is identifying as many sources and factors of uncertainty as possible. The main purposes of this paper are to enhance the understanding of uncertainty – its sources, factors and effects on the system by documenting the current state of affairs. This paper is based on a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the existing literatures on manufacturing under uncertain conditions. The authors have identified the various sources and factors of uncertainty in manufacturing/production environment and adjusted the focus on the techniques and models used to tackle the storms. It is observed that that the combined effects/impacts of the uncertainty factors on the system parameters yet to be nattily studied.

Keywords: lead time, safety stock, demand, capacity constraints

JEL Classification: D81

Suggested Citation

Wazed, Md. Abdul and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Nukman, Yusoff, Uncertainty Factors in Real Manufacturing Environment (November 8, 2009). Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 342-351, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1502404

Md. Abdul Wazed (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Shamsuddin Ahmed

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Yusoff Nukman

University of Malaya ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
60379676850 (Phone)
60379675317 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://umexpert.um.edu.my/nukman

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