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 519)

Quality cost management in Moroccan industrial companies: Empirical study

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to give an insight into the practices of Moroccan industrial companies in the area of managing quality costs. Furthermore, it analyses how the quality costing system (QCS) implementation and sophistication differentiate according to a number of variables (size, business market orientation, QMS Maturity...).Design/methodology/approach: In...

Analysis of critical machine reliability in manufacturing cells

Purpose: In an increasingly competitive business environment, machine reliability problem merits special attention in operations of  manufacturing cells. This is mainly due to flow line nature of the cellular layout, interdependency of downstream and upstream of machines related to each other. This study investigates the effect of critical machine reliability improvement  on...

A domain model for capturing knowledge of the Lean approach

Purpose: Lean approach is widely recognized today as an effective approach to process management and more specifically to performance improvement of processes. However, there is an ambiguity around this approach, which leads to the failure of several companies to achieve their desired objectives.Design/methodology/approach: The objective of this paper is to clarify Lean approach...

Continuous improvement enablers: Defining a new construct

Purpose: Continuous improvement is a means of promoting and working through business excellence. However, due to the complexity of the implementation process, many companies fail. Some authors consider that this partly due to the lack of studies which develop and validate theoretical constructs in order to push theory in the CI field. Therefore, this study aims at identifying and...

Business model evolution of customer care services

Purpose: Servitization is a rising trend as companies look for new revenue streams. This paper presents a study of customer care business model evolution in the smartphone industry. The paper identifies key changes in the business models during recent years and their implications for companies seeking after-sales service excellence and new revenue sources.Design/methodology...

ISO 9001:2015 adoption: A multi-country empirical research

Purpose: This paper aims at identifying obstacles, benefits, leading practices and lessons learned in the transition/certification of the revised standard for quality management systems ISO 9001:2015 for organizations in various sector, countries and spanning a range of sizes.Design/methodology/approach: Based on literature review and inputs from experts in management systems...

Designing a manufacturing cell system by assigning workforce

Purpose: In this paper, we have proposed a new model for designing a Cellular Manufacturing System (CMS) for minimizing the costs regarding a limited number of cells to be formed by assigning workforce.Design/methodology/approach: Pursuing mathematical approach and because the problem is NP-Hard, two meta-heuristic methods of Simulated Annealing (SA) and Particle Swarm...

Total productive maintenance for the sewing process in footwear

Purpose: This research proposes an implementation model of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) based on the analysis of criticality of machines in the sewing process in the Ecuadorian footwear industry and the identification of unproductive times caused by labor failures.Design/methodology/approach: The project uses field research, presents a quantitative approach, the data...

Two stages optimization model on make or buy analysis and quality improvement considering learning and forgetting curve

Purpose: The aim of this research is to develop a two stages optimization model on make or buy analysis and quality improvement considering learning and forgetting curve. The first stage model is developed to determine the optimal selection of process/suppliers and the component allocation to those corresponding process/suppliers. The second stage model deals with quality...

A condition-based opportunistic maintenance policy integrated with energy efficiency for two-component parallel systems

Purpose: In order to improve the energy utilization and achieve sustainable development, this paper integrates energy efficiency into condition-based maintenance(CBM) decision-making for two-component parallel systems. The objective is to obtain the optimal maintenance policy by minimizing total cost.Design/methodology/approach: Based on energy efficiency, the paper considers the...

Strategic consensus between functions and the role of supply chain technology as moderator

Purpose: This study aims to identify whether the degree of fit of the correlation between high supply chain and manufacturing strategy will result in a better performance.Design/methodology/approach: Strategic alignment test between the functions uses 102 SMEs in Yogyakarta as, Indonesia with purposive sampling technique. The data are collected by distributing questionnaires to...

Analysing the adoption of Lean production in remanufacturing industry

Purpose: This paper aims to analyse the challenges of lean manufacturing implementation in the remanufacturing industry. The research was undertaken in three types of remanufacturing company, torque converter, gearbox, and jet engine remanufacturers. This paper describes the characteristics of remanufacturing companies and compares them with the best practice company adopting...

A literature review of criteria selection in supplier

Purpose: This paper proposes a new model for further research on how to select criteria in supplier selection, through a literature review and analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of previously used methods.Design/methodology/approach: The methods used to select criteria in supplier selection were extracted from various online academic databases.  The weaknesses and...

Factors for implementing green supply chain management in the construction industry

Purpose: The objectives of this study are to elaborate on the concepts, dimensions and elements of green supply chain management (GSCM) and develop a framework of GSCM implementation for the construction industryDesign/methodology/approach: This paper presents the findings from a study where experts were asked to contribute their opinions related to GSCM in the construction...

The realized absorptive capacity: The process of transformation and exploitation of knowledge. A study in two scenarios, Colombia and Brazil

Purpose: The transformation and exploitation of knowledge are part of the absorptive capacity carried out. The article presents, from a linear regression model, the analysis of these two dimensions in 155 organizations in Brazil and 61 in Colombia.Design/methodology/approach: The methodology uses analysis of variance method and a linear regression model. The findings and...

What are the research focuses regarding learning in the field of operations management in higher education? The case of Spain in 2017

Purpose: What are the current research topics being studied by higher education professors in the area of operations management in Spain with regard to the learning of their students? Are the approaches that support these investigations adequate?Design/methodology/approach: For the analysis, we have selected 25 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals published by...

Development of causal model of sustainable hospital supply chain management using the Intuitionistic Fuzzy Cognitive Map (IFCM) method

Purpose: Service industry is a massive sector accounting for about two-thirds of GDP of developed economies and is the field of an intensive competition between service companies and their supply chains. As a result, service supply chain management has become a subject of growing interest to researchers and business analysts. Healthcare industry is among the largest service...

Verifying dynamic Kano’s model to support new product/service development

Purpose: Although firms try to shorten time-to-market, the duration of product development projects might anyway jeopardize the assumptions made at the beginning of the design process. This includes the definition of product attributes for ensuring customer satisfaction, thus forecasting techniques could be worthwhile. Within Kano’s method, trajectories of quality attributes have...

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...

A reply to Ponte et al (2016) Supply chain collaboration: Some comments on the nucleolus of the beer game

Purpose: The aim of the paper is to pick up the result of a previously published paper in order to deepen the discussion. We analyze the solution against the background of some well-known concepts and we introduce a newer one. In doing so we would like to inspire the further discussion of supply chain collaborationDesign/methodology/approach: Based on game theoretical knowledge...

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...

Influence of portofolio management in decision-making

This research aims to demonstrate how portfolio management influences the decision-making process in the projects of a financial organization. And to achieve this goal was used the single case study method. In order to reach this goal, the study began by means of bibliometric research on the subject of portfolio management and subsequent bibliographic research on the theme...

A proposal for a green supply chain strategy

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to establish a set of steps for helping companies to create a Green Supply Chain Strategy based on the reduction of their carbon footprint. The aim is to put forward a simple guideline that companies can follow and guide them in achieving their carbon emission targets, as well as obtaining attractive supply chain savings.Design/methodology...

Mathematical models for a batch scheduling problem to minimize earliness and tardiness

Purpose: Today’s manufacturing facilities are challenged by highly customized products and just in time manufacturing and delivery of these products. In this study, a batch scheduling problem is addressed to provide on-time completion of customer orders in the environment of lean manufacturing. The problem is to optimize partitioning of product components into batches and...