Modeling Returned Biomedical Devices in a Lean Manufacturing Environment

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Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 53)

Abstract

With the projected rise in the senior population, the use of biomedical devices play an indispensable role in the monitoring of the elderly, for staving off the onset of complications as well as providing peace of mind for family members and relief for care-givers. This chapter examines the modeling of the social aspect of biomedical device manufacturing in a lean manufacturing environment. The social aspect includes customer satisfaction with the product as it relates to increased sales. The type of modeling used is fuzzy cognitive.

Keywords

Fuzzy cognitive maps Lean manufacturing Biomedical devices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SFUBurnabyCanada

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