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Manufacturing Lead-Times: A Key Control Factor for the Production/Marketing Integration in Small Component-Manufacturing Firms

  • I. P. Tatsiopoulos
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)

Abstract

Metals manufacture is a fragmented industry with a few large and many small firms. Large firms like those of the aircraft and heavy automotive industry use a great number of small manufacturing shops as subcontractors for components of their final products. These jobbing component-manufacturing firms, for example engineering shops for machined and fabricated components, foundries etc., are producing entirely according to customers’ specifications, so that no product standardisation is possible. Most of the jobs are for one-piece components released in small batches. The production means have to be flexible enough to suit a great variety of both items and orders.

Keywords

Lead Time Capacity Utilization Customer Order Capacity Planning Manufacture Lead Time 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. P. Tatsiopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensGreece

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