Rapid Modelling and Quick Response

Intersection of Theory and Practice

  • Gerald Reiner
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Queueing Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karim Abbas, Djamil Aïssani
      Pages 3-15
    3. Fazia Rahmoune, Djamil Aïssani
      Pages 17-29
  3. Rapid Modelling in Manufacturing and Logistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Djamil Aïssani, Mouloud Cherfaoui, Smaïl Adjabi, S. Hocine, N. Zareb
      Pages 33-45
    3. Ananth Krishnamurthy, Divya Seethapathy
      Pages 47-59
    4. Reinhold Schodl, Nathan Kunz, Gerald Reiner, Gil Gomes dos Santos
      Pages 77-87
  4. Rapid Modelling in Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Arda Alp, Gerald Reiner, Jeffrey S. Petty
      Pages 91-104
    3. Claire Worthington, Stewart Robinson, Nicola Burgess, Zoe Radnor
      Pages 131-142
  5. Rapid Modelling and Financial Performance Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Dominik Gläßer, Boualem Rabta, Gerald Reiner, Arda Alp
      Pages 145-161
    3. Lien G. Perdu, Nico J. Vandaele
      Pages 163-174
  6. Product and Process Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Müjde Erol Genevois, Deniz Yensarfati
      Pages 177-194
  7. Supply Chain Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Krisztina Demeter, Zsolt Matyusz
      Pages 215-230
    3. Per Hilletofth, Frida Claesson, Olli-Pekka Hilmola
      Pages 249-261
    4. Yohanes Kristianto Nugroho, AHM Shamsuzzoha, Petri T. Helo
      Pages 263-274
    5. Harri Lorentz, Olli-Pekka Hilmola
      Pages 275-287
    6. Stefan Seuring, Tino Bauer
      Pages 303-316
    7. Monika Weishäupl, Werner Jammernegg
      Pages 331-344
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 345-347

About these proceedings


Rapid Modelling and Quick Response is a proceedings volume of selected papers presented at the Second Rapid Modelling Conference “Quick Response – Intersection of Theory and Practice” presents new research developments, as well as business/teaching cases in the field of rapid modelling and quick response linked with performance improvements (based on lead time reduction, etc., as well as financial performance measures). This volume is a sequel to the First Rapid Modelling Conference proceedings volume that focused on rapid modelling for increasing competitiveness. The main focus of this second proceedings volume “Rapid Modelling and Quick Response – Intersection of Theory and Practice” is the transfer of knowledge from theory to practice, providing the theoretical foundations for successful performance improvement. Furthermore, illustrations will be given by teaching/business cases, as well as by success stories about new software tools in this field, and new approaches.

The interested reader (researcher, as well as practitioner) will gain a good overview on new developments in this field. This conference volume is a must-have for innovative production managers, as well as for managers of service-providing processes. The theoretical, as well as the empirical/practical, pieces of work presented will change the mindset of the interested reader. Rapid Modelling and Quick Response will also contribute to the scientific communities of operations management, production management, supply chain management, industrial engineering and operations research. This volume and the presented research work, teaching/business cases, as well as software tools, can be also used for the education of students and executive managers.

Rapid Modelling and Quick Response is supported by the SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME - THE PEOPLE PROGRAMME - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways Project (No. 217891) “How revolutionary queuing based modelling software helps keeping jobs in Europe. The creation of a lead time reduction software that increases industry competitiveness and supports academic research."


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Reiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences Économiques, Institut de l'Entreprise (IENE)Université de NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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