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The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 19, Issue 3–4, pp 87–99 | Cite as

Industry/University interaction for simulation-based process improvement

  • Sherri Messimer
  • James Swain
  • Phillip Farrington
  • John Evans
Research Paper

Abstract

This paper describes an effort by industry and university partners to centralize manufacturing decision making through the development of generic simulation tools. This ongoing, cooperative process improvement initiative between the Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and Chrysler’s Huntsville Electronics Division (HED) permits the involved faculty to broaden their experience and technical expertise in electronics fabrication, while the industry partner benefits from the transfer of technical knowledge and advanced analysis methodologies from the university. The focus of the project is the definition of generic electronic manufacturing models that can be easily defined and implemented through common user-oriented interfaces, allowing users who are not familiar with simulation and simulation languages to address the needs of their particular functional areas.

Keywords

Simulation Tool Process Improvement Technical Expertise Technical Knowledge Functional Area 
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© Technology Transfer Society 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sherri Messimer
  • James Swain
  • Phillip Farrington
  • John Evans

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