Analysis of Information Flow Characteristics in Shop Floor: State-of-the-Art and Future Research Directions for Developing Countries

Abstract

The information flow in a company is a whole set of static or dynamic data obtained from communication used for the conception and realization of products; facing competition, every company aims at improving its performance to meet customer needs. The focus on information flow to improve the performances of companies has always been a major preoccupation in the research domain, which always contributes to the evolution of the analysis of information flow for companies to be more efficient. This article presents the state of the art on the analysis of information flow model based on information characteristics in shop floor manufacturing companies (known as advanced in technology) to ameliorate their performance and future research directions for small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies for developing countries to be more competitive and efficient.

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Information flow sharing in firms of advanced technology countries

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Information flow sharing in small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies of developing countries

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Mbakop, A.M., Voufo, J., Biyeme, F. et al. Analysis of Information Flow Characteristics in Shop Floor: State-of-the-Art and Future Research Directions for Developing Countries. Glob J Flex Syst Manag 22, 43–53 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40171-020-00257-3

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Keywords

  • Information characteristics
  • Information flow
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Performance
  • Shop floor