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Process Control and Logistics Management for Mass Customization Manufacturing



Guixiu Qiao, R F. Lu, Charles R. McLean


The emphasis on increasing product variety and individualization has created a strong demand for a new strategy of Mass Customization Manufacturing (MCM). A competitive and flexible manufacturing system must be developed to respond to small batches of customer demand. In this paper, problems of highly flexible process-control and logistics-management methodologies are addressed to meet MCM needs. The integration of manufacturing information with suppliers is developed. This integrated system information relies on open interfaces for data exchange with neutral data formats ? the NIST Shop Data Specification, adopting XML. Additionally, process - resource planning, and component push - pull logistics are also discussed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IIE 2004 Annual Conference
Conference Dates
May 15-19, 2004
Conference Location
Houston, TX


information integration, logistics management, Mass customization manufacturing, process control, simulation


Qiao, G. , Lu, R. and McLean, C. (2004), Process Control and Logistics Management for Mass Customization Manufacturing, Proceedings of the IIE 2004 Annual Conference, Houston, TX, [online], (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created April 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017