Commonality in Manufacturing Resources Planning - Issues and Models: A Review

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.167–188, 2010

22 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2010

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: February 24, 2010

Abstract

Purpose – The main purposes of this paper are to enhance the understanding of commonality models in manufacturing resource planning by documenting the current state of affairs and to stimulate fruitful future research by identifying gaps between the relevant issues and the available academic literature.

Methodology – This paper is based on a comprehensive review of the articles from authentic publications on resources commonality for the various product mixes and the pertinent models. The papers are analysed to identify the current scenarios and draw future research directions in the area.

Findings – The use of common components for different products in a company is important for managing product variety and maintaining competitiveness in this age of mass customisation and supply chain management struggles. The paper finds that the development of a mathematical model to study the effects of commonality in multistage systems with multiple products and multiple common items remains in the virgin area of research. Effects of uncertainty factors on the models are other issues not yet covered in the literature. Experiments and empirical studies in this gap also need further attention.

Originality/Value – The contribution of this paper is to provide a summary of the current state of affairs in component commonality and its models and predict the future research trends. This review also focuses on the expanding and complex area of demand, which identifies the issues in the area.

Keywords: commonality, manufacturing resource planning

Suggested Citation

Wazed, Md. Abdul and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Nukman, Yusoff, Commonality in Manufacturing Resources Planning - Issues and Models: A Review (February 24, 2010). European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.167–188, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1558750

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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