Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management

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Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management is a quaterly, open access scientific journal that publishes theoretical and empirical peer-reviewed articles, which contribute to advance the understanding of phenomena related with all aspects of industrial engineering and industrial management. JIEM includes contributions, but not limited to, in the following fields: Production, Logistics, Quality, Operations Management and Operational Research.

List of Papers (Total 495)

A reply to Mueller (2018) Supply chain collaboration: Further insights into incentive alignment in the Beer Game scenario

Purpose: We expand a previous discussion in this journal by proposing a new solution concept, based on game theory, for profit allocation with the aim of aligning incentives in collaborative supply chains.Design/methodology/approach: Through the Gately’s notion of propensity to disrupt, we minimize the desire of the nodes to leave the grand coalition in the search of a self...

The contribution of global sourcing to the economic performance of organizations: Analysis of the points of view of the supply chain participants

Purpose: This paper aims at investigating the reasons for the complex and long lead time from global suppliers that causes inventory shortages.  It  focuses on supply chain risk management in global sourcing.  This study  has revealed all the specific risks of a global sourcing project and has provided some solutions for risk management: three-step risk management, safety stock...

Lean approach in knowledge work

Purpose: Knowledge work productivity is a key area of improvement for many organisations. Lean approach is a sustainable way to achieve operational excellence and can be applied in many areas. The purpose of this novel study is to examine the potential of using lean approach for improving knowledge work practices.Design/methodology/approach: A systematic literature review has...

A proposed selection process in Over-The-Top project portfolio management

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose an Over-The-Top (OTT) initiative selection process for communication service providers (CSPs) entering an OTT business.Design/methodology/approach: To achieve this objective, a literature review was conducted to comprehend the past and current practices of the project (or initiative) selection process as mainly suggested in project...

The impact of relational governance on performance improvement in export manufacturing firms

Purpose: This paper seeks to identify the factors affecting social performance improvemens in the Pakistan export manufacturing firms and investigae inter-relationships existing among them.Design/methodology/approach: This study used a cross-sectional survey; data were collected using self-administered survey questionnaire. Using data collected from 239 small- and medium-sized...

An ANP-based network to measure the impact of Lean production on organisational performance

Purpose: The main objective of this research is to design a decision-making network, based on the Analytic Network Process (ANP) technique (Saaty, 1996), which will include the main elements to take into account when stating the effect that the application of LP techniques has got on the performance of an organisation, measured this through a Performance Measurement System (PMS...

A Model to align the organizational culture to Lean

Purpose: Since the emergence of Lean Manufacturing many organizations strived to implement it. Nonetheless, sustainable Lean transformation is not as easy as to be simply achieved. Several aspects need to be taken into account before Lean implementation which national and organizational culture are important. By considering influences of national culture on the organizational...

Transfer prices assignment with integrated production and marketing optimization models

Purpose: In decentralized organizations (today a great majority of the large multinational groups), much of the decision-making power is in its individual business units-BUs-. In these cases, the management control system (MCS) uses transfer prices to coordinate actions of the BUs and to evaluate their performance with the goal of guaranteeing the whole corporation optimum. The...

Formative assessment framework proposal for transversal competencies: Application to analysis and problem-solving competence

Purpose: In the last years, there is an increasing interest in the manner that transversal competences (TC) are introduced in the curricula. Transversal competences are generic and relevant skills that students have to develop through the several stages of the educational degrees. This paper analyses TCs in the context of the learning process of undergraduate and postgraduate...

Promoting structured participation for competitiveness in services companies

Purpose: To identify the main drivers that facilitate the successful deployment of a participation program aimed at improving competitiveness, as a prior step to analyze and discuss the implementation of these drivers in three services companies.Design/methodology/approach: The selection of the drivers was based on a “content analysis” of recent literature (2007-2017). To test...

Best practices in road transport: An exploratory study

Purpose: Road transport aspects are becoming increasingly important due to their high impact on economic, environmental and social sustainability. Considering the triple bottom line approach, best practices play a fundamental role within organisations. The purpose of this paper is to analyse several sustainable initiatives in road transport adopted by companies.Design/methodology...

Software defined networking firewall for industry 4.0 manufacturing systems

Purpose: In order to leverage automation control data, Industry 4.0 manufacturing systems require industrial devices to be connected to the network. Potentially, this can increase the risk of cyberattacks, which can compromise connected industrial devices to acquire production data or gain control over the production process. Search engines such as Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data...

Company maturity models: Application to supplier development program in oil&gas sector

Purpose: In order to achieve excellence, outsourced maintenance contractors in Oil&Gas sector play a key role due to the important impact of their task on security, availability and energy consumption. This paper presents the process followed in order to implement a Supplier Development Program in a refinery using Company Maturity Model (CoMM) and the results obtained in...

Identification of reverse logistics decision types from mathematical models

Purpose: The increase in social awareness, politics and environmental regulation, the scarcity of raw materials and the desired “green” image, are some of the reasons that lead companies to decide for implement processes of Reverse Logistics (RL). At the time when incorporate new RL processes as key business processes, new and important decisions need to be made. Identification...

Analyzing the effects of applying IoT to a metal-mechanical company

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show the improvements obtained through the application of IoT in a company of the metal-mechanical sector.Design/methodology/approach: The methodology used has been the collection of data before and after the application of the IoT in the process to manufacture tool-machines.Findings: Improvements obtained in some aspects of the process...

Economic and environmental packaging sustainability: A case study

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to analyze the suitability of the packaging strategy of an important Spanish agro-food company, regarding to economic and environmental sustainability.Design/methodology/approach: Three different types of packaging are analyzed to obtain a diagnostic of the initial situation. In this process, cost and carbon footprint are calculated in order to...

The knowledge absorptive capacity to improve the cooperation and innovation in the firm

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the absorptive capacity types in the knowledge management literature and aims to understand how companies can strength their contexts of cooperation in order to innovate.Design/methodology/approach: A balanced panel of 1,220 firms that respond to the Survey of Business Strategies for a three-year period was used, which represents a...

Evaluation of pull production control strategies under uncertainty: An integrated fuzzy AHP-TOPSIS approach

Purpose: Just-In-Time (JIT) production has continuously been considered by industrial practitioners and researchers as a leading strategy for the yet popular Lean production. Pull Production Control Policies (PPCPs) are the major enablers of JIT that locally control the level of inventory by authorizing the production in each station. Aiming to improve the PPCPs, three...

The project scheduling problem with non-deterministic activities duration: A literature review

Purpose: The goal of this article is to provide an extensive literature review of the models and solution procedures proposed by many researchers interested on the Project Scheduling Problem with non-deterministic activities duration.Design/methodology/approach: This paper presents an exhaustive literature review, identifying the existing models where the activities duration were...

Identification and classification of behavioural indicators to assess innovation competence

Purpose: Taking a literature review as a point of departure, the main aim of this paper was the identification of the behavioural indicators of innovators at the workplace, and their classification. Design/methodology/approach: A literature review was addressed by means of a search in Elsevier’s Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar. By applying inclusive and exclusive...

Contribution to the logistic evaluation system in the transportation process in Santo Domingo, Ecuador

Purpose: The objective of the present research is to design and apply a methodology to evaluate the logistics system in the transportation process in a base vehicle fleet, which contributes to decrease the costs of distribution and to increase the performance of the logistics system of the organization.Design/methodology: The proposal of a holistic technology for the management...

Safety disconnect: Analysis of the role of labor experience and safety training on work safety perceptions

Purpose: This study analyzes work safety perceptions among workers and safety experts in the construction industry. Furthermore, we evaluate whether experiential learning—i.e., labor experience—and knowledge-enhancing practices—that we link to safety training—explain the differences in work safety perceptions of workers and safety experts by triggering different types of...

Increasing the efficiency and productivity in the production of low voltage switchboard using resource constrained project scheduling

Purpose: This research was made with the aim to give a scheduling proposal for the assembly activity and the proposal to allocate those activities into available resources using the resource-constrained project scheduling.Design/methodology/approach: The research begins with the problem exposition in the existing system on the Assembly Department of panel manufacturer company. To...

Assessing location attractiveness for manufacturing automobiles

Purpose: Evaluating country manufacturing location attractiveness on various performance measures deepens the analysis and provides a more informed basis for manufacturing site selection versus reliance on labor rates alone. A short list of countries can be used to drive regional considerations for site-specific selection within a country.Design/methodology/approach: The two-step...