Influence of product manufacturing, supplier and technology selection in the configuration of the UK composites supply chain. / Coronado Mondragon, Adrian E; Mastrocinque, Ernesto; Hogg, Paul.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Technologies, Engineering Education and Engineering Management (ETEEEM 2014), Hong Kong, 15-16 November 2014. ed. / Deyao Tan. CRC Press, 2015. p. 1079–1082 235.

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Abstract

The composite materials sector is characterized by a flexible and innovative approach to forming shapes, adapting processes and modifying materials. In the composite materials sector, which might be considered as a comparatively young developing industry, there is not a standard manufacturing process, nor are there standardized materials with defined or proscribed properties for companies to select. Hence, the configuration of the composites materials supply chain represents a major challenge. This paper introduces product manufacturing, supplier and technology selection as important elements that affect the configuration of the composite materials supply chain. A pilot study was used to identify such elements in two organizations in the UK composites sector. The findings show the preponderance of supplier selection together with the growing importance of distribution optimization and lean principles. Future opportunities are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Technologies, Engineering Education and Engineering Management (ETEEEM 2014), Hong Kong, 15-16 November 2014
EditorsDeyao Tan
PublisherCRC Press
Pages1079–1082
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-68315-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02780-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015
Event2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 15 Nov 201415 Nov 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period15/11/1415/11/14
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