Directions in Production Engineering Research - Part I
J. Adv. Res. Prod. Ind. Eng. 2014; 1(1): pp 12-24
13 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2015 Last revised: 21 Sep 2015
Date Written: 2014
Research is an essential operator of all creative technological developments, yet the production engineering research directions have not been well understood or aligned with the objectives of technology development. The published literature is also scanty regarding the prevalent framework of manufacturing or production research direction. At times, it remained under supported because its central role in the development of productive goods and services remained demeaned and unrecognized. This present work attempts to consolidate the factors leading towards manufacturing competence, and by building up the elemental essentialities of any input-process-output scheme. The production process is complex in Mode 2, because of integration and purpose. It is constrained by sustainability issues, both ecological and financial. In the present work, this input-process-output scheme is attempted to be adapted for better understanding of global requirements of manufacturing sustenance. By assimilating those sub elements generically, and then applying as per designated situation, we build up a model for charting, implementing and controlling research direction, which must allow flexibility, feedback, predictability, and control. Finally, this work discusses how this scheme will work up to meet desired objectives. The leftover tasks of explaining sub elements of the model shall be attempted in subsequent parts of the paper issues of this journal.
Keywords: input-process-output process model for research, Innovation, Manufacturing Competence, Joiner triad
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